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CentOS --> Oracle Linux

CentOS --> Oracle Linux

syamansyaman Member
edited July 2012 in General

So has anyone been convinced to make the switch? See this http://linux.oracle.com/switch/centos/

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  • InfinityInfinity Retired Staff

    Oracle.. hell no!

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  • AsadHaiderAsadHaider Member
    edited July 2012

    I agree, Oracle sucks.

  • .... Seriously.

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  • Interesting however just for Ksplice,

  • JarJar Member
    edited July 2012

    Would prefer scientific. That said, I can see the appeal.

  • @kbar said: centos sucks in general

    Why?

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  • @kbar said: centos sucks in general

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  • harryharry Member

    linux oracle better if include ksplice free :D

  • ZenZen Member

    I love it

    "Oracle is so much better than CentOS, switch now!"

    Rambles of for 3 pages about Oracle being better, promotes it, gives you the command to switch..

    Sorry, can you actually tell me why Oracle is better? Oh wait..

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  • 1q11q1 Member
    edited July 2012

    @kbar said: centos sucks in general

    yeah, but oracle does suck more.

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  • Genius.

    Offer Free Oracle Linux

    Watch thousands switch

    Charge for updates $$$$

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  • namename Member

    No Way.

    I'm a stupid cat, don't blame me.

  • JarJar Member
    edited July 2012

    In all fairness I probably would feel more confident in their ability to maintain a reasonable release schedule, but like @FRCorey I don't trust them to not find a way to try to hold me hostage later.

  • TazTaz Disabled

    With oracle the only thing I have ever seen that was useful was there SQL. They are pretty much same as hostbill. Do this this month then don't do it next month. Plus why switch from a perfectly good system which is free? If I want to pay, I will pay RHEL. Atleast they ain't gonna change their mind the next day and they don't have that stupid attitude.

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  • @Zen said: Sorry, can you actually tell me why Oracle is better? Oh wait..

    faster updates?

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  • klikliklikli Member
    edited July 2012

    Yes, we know that this is Oracle, but it's actually free. Seriously.

    Damn.

    Selling multiple 2000-user GApps :) Shoot me a message to make an offer.

  • flyfly Member

    almost 90% sure they're not gonna charge for updates. they're gonna make money from support.

  • miTgiBmiTgiB Member

    @kbar said: almost 90% sure they're not gonna charge for updates.

    After many months now of their ksplice acquisition, and seeing no change to my service, I would tend to agree. If paying for support was something I saw in my future, I might try their distro, but since it is the same 100% binary compatible distro as CentOS and Scientific Linux, and I don't see myself every paying for support, I see no need to try it, it is going to be 100% the same.

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  • JoeMeritJoeMerit Member
    edited July 2012

    So I got this Oracle stuff running on a Xen vps. Seems to work pretty good, lets hype up this kernel 2.6.39-200.29.2.el6uek UNBREAKABLE ENTERPRISE KERNEL, with a name like that its gotta be good.

    Hope to see some providers offering some Oracle templates / ISOs so I dont have to start from CentOS.

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  • miTgiBmiTgiB Member

    @JoeMerit said: I dont have to start from CentOS.

    Curious, how long did that take? Paste in a few commands and walk away?

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  • Actually I was surprised, it looked like it was going to take a long time but probably took 10 minutes tops.

    curl -O https://linux.oracle.com/switch/centos2ol.sh sh centos2ol.sh

    and then a yum upgrade or two .. and then a yum install kernel-uek to install the UNBREAKABLE ENTERPRISE KERNEL.

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  • I switched a test centmin mod CentOS 6.2 install over to Oracle UEK 2.6.39 with MariaDB 5.5 MySQL about 2 months ago for testing and haven't had problems so far. Works very well :)

    @JoeMerit said: Actually I was surprised, it looked like it was going to take a long time but probably took 10 minutes tops.

    curl -O https://linux.oracle.com/switch/centos2ol.sh sh centos2ol.sh

    Awesome script there ** thumbs up **

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  • I decided to put Oracle w/ UEK on one of my main LEBs, seems pretty cool so far. I dont know if it will win me away from Debian/Ubuntu but I'll give it a fair shot.

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  • MrDOSMrDOS Member
    edited July 2012

    So, I'm confused: does their so-called “Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel” actually include Ksplice for free, or just make it really easy to plug Ksplice into?

  • rumpelrumpel Member
    edited July 2012

    Oh, you see. That's why I'm with Debian. No weird -Oracle- (strike doesn't work, meh) company trying to make money out of it.

  • @rumpel said: No weird -Oracle- (strike doesn't work, meh) company trying to make money out of it.

    Ubuntu is doing the same thing to debian.

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  • @MrDOS said: So, I'm confused: does their so-called “Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel” actually include Ksplice for free, or just make it really easy to plug Ksplice into?

    I was curious about this so I tried to set it up and you need a support account w/ Oracle and a CSI# (Customer Service Identifier.)

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  • It seems to work ok on OpenVZ with Burst RAM and 2.6.18

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  • NevilNevil Member

    No way for Oracle!

    Everything they touch is blah.

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