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Re: are you using Fedora in a production environment?



Max Spevack wrote:
Are you using Fedora in a production or live enviornment? Are you using large deployments of Fedora, in some sort of "critical" capacity? Do you know someone who is, and will you forward this email to them?
The company I work for has recently made an official policy to use Fedora always (the only two exceptions being for machines that will run software made by a partner, who only supports debian or when the client requires FreeBSD). Just as an example of our usage, one of the clients I'm responsible for has a Fedora Core 5 mail server , built around postfix with Fedora Directory Server, spamassassin, clamav and webmail through Egroupware. Other fedora 5 machine runs samba and will run the usual LAMP setup for their application (as soon as I get php4 compiled with MMcache). The proxy is also Core 5, with squid , CBQ, openvpn for connection of their other office and synchronization of the directory.
What is it about Fedora that made you choose to use it, as opposed to something else?
It's easy to install. Updates usually come fast. Full of features that other distributions may have only in the next release . And the security record (at least for the machines I've worked with) is excellent. Not to mention that FC + FE provides all the packages I usually need for servers (for desktops, the other repositories provide what is necessary, like support for certain problematic media formats). And it's a good platform to test some software that we sometimes need to install on RHEL servers (and the backporting needed is usually minimal or unnecessary from our testing in FC to deployment in RHEL). Ease to upgrade is another big plus. I've never made dist upgrades between releases, but according to what I've read in this topic and several other posts, this is fairly trivial.
What could be better?
IMHO, Kde could get a little more love, as well as Evolution (specially with the exchange-connector). I've had to fall back to using OWA since the last two connector updates, because Evolution would crash every two minutes (and I couldn't get a good backtrace to report this issue).


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Pedro Macedo


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