LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2009, 10:15 AM   #16
sundialsvcs
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: SE Tennessee, USA
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS
Posts: 7,181

Rep: Reputation: 2212Reputation: 2212Reputation: 2212Reputation: 2212Reputation: 2212Reputation: 2212Reputation: 2212Reputation: 2212Reputation: 2212Reputation: 2212Reputation: 2212

The word "professional" may or may not be the best word to be used here, because in English the antonym of "professional" is words like "tyro" or "amateur." Which is misleading, in this case.

When a corporation deploys hundreds or thousands of copies of a system, they rely upon the vendor of that system to provide not only "the system itself," but troubleshooting and even custom configuration. Various vendors, such as Red Hat (and IBM...) have zeroed-in on that requirement very specifically.

Every distro is working from the same basic code-base, and Linux is a professional-strength operating system in every way. The phrase "professional version," therefore, isn't to be construed as being indicative of the software itself.
 
Old 05-22-2009, 09:15 AM   #17
soleilarw
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 107

Rep: Reputation: 19
Hmmm, the question actually is: why are there so many [ rock'n'roll bands | fashion styles | clothes | shoes | people on this planet | fast food restaurants | etc | etc ]. The answer usually is: because there is demand for it :-)

Linux Archive

Last edited by soleilarw; 06-18-2009 at 05:02 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
linux versions sang_froid Red Hat 9 06-04-2007 04:09 PM
gcc versions compatibility with kernel versions.. mahesh_manthapuri SUSE / openSUSE 1 03-22-2006 01:28 AM
versions of linux? tnelson42345 Linux - Software 3 12-01-2005 10:56 AM
linux versions dataport Linux - Software 10 01-26-2004 10:04 AM
Linux versions? BajaNick Linux - General 8 07-30-2003 07:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration