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newRPL - build 1255 released! [updated to 1299]
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RE: newRPL - build 1001 released!
(01-02-2018 06:58 PM)pier4r Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 06:35 PM)TheKaneB Wrote:  True, that's why I prefer to stick to Windows for my main development machine, since it has a much longer support and less chaos for those kind of things. Now that I develop web stuff it doesn't matter too much, but back in my ASM / C / C++ days it was a pain to migrate from one machine to another, adding to the pain you already described with Linux distros changing major stuff and breaking software.

Yes that is the good/bad side of Linux distros, they are open so they may change little but crucial bits that may disrupt the work of the others, because they just can. If the user is complaining around: "dear user, do your Linux".

Of course other people have recognized this as well and indeed there are distributions that are more enterprise oriented, like REHL (and Centos as byproduct).

Now that I think about, I imagine that when they install a supercomputer (see top500.org) with a custom linux, they likely will hire someone to keep bugfixing the OS without major updates. So the cost of a supercomputer is likely not only the megawatts of electricity and the sysadmin team to keep things configured. I never considered that until now.

I don't know about others, but if I had the responsibility of running a top500 superbeast, I would probably throw a couple hundred thousands dollars at Red Hat to "buy" a few of their engineers full time to take care of the thing Smile

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RE: newRPL - build 1001 released! - pier4r - 12-16-2017, 08:03 AM
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RE: newRPL - build 1001 released! - pier4r - 12-23-2017, 10:16 AM
RE: newRPL - build 1001 released! - pier4r - 01-01-2018, 09:42 AM
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RE: newRPL - build 1001 released! - pier4r - 01-01-2018, 03:41 PM
RE: newRPL - build 1001 released! - pier4r - 01-02-2018, 04:54 PM
RE: newRPL - build 1001 released! - pier4r - 01-02-2018, 06:58 PM
RE: newRPL - build 1001 released! - TheKaneB - 01-02-2018 10:18 PM
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