[ILUG] Favourite flavours
bryano at europlex.ie
Mon Jul 12 12:29:54 IST 2004
> He asked specifically for Apache / Tomcat. A "source based" system like
> Gentoo is wholly unsuited to running Tomcat/Apache unless you really feel
> like castigating yourself.
There is no reason he couldn't run *any* of his applications on a Gentoo system.
In fact, even if he has some closed source blackbox magic software, so long as
the libc's are pretty much agreeable, he should still be fine.
Now while I broady accept the argument that for hosting companies like
blacknight, it is essential to be able to put up a production box in <= no
time... the world is not a vax.. or rather a hosting company.
If one has the time, and patience, I'd almost certainly recommend using
something like gentoo, mostly because, I find portage to be a very polished
packaging system, *but* that's just me. I have nothing against Red Hat boxes
really, but, like I say, if you have the time and patience, you'll be hard
pushed not to see better performance from a arch specific optimised box.
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