When will RHEL 4 be 'outdated'
I'm installing some brand new RHEL servers, and am thinking about whether to use RHEL 4, 5, or 5.1. I don't install the GUIs, and don't expect to be using the clustering or virtualization facilities for at least another year or two, likely more. I have a few questions below that'll help me in making a decision.
Does it just make sense to go with RHEL 5.x because it's the newest version, or would I be paying performance and other penalties for newer, advanced features in RHEL 5.x that I wouldn't be using?
When will RHEL 4 be considered outdated (i.e. when should new RHEL servers absolutely use 5.x and not 4)?
For straight command-line usage, is there a lot of new learning to be done in the transition from 4 to 5.x, or is it a completely transparent transition? (e.g. any changes in the layout of files/directories, commands, options, etc?)
Which of the two versions do you recommend, and for what reasons?
Last edited by veeruk101; 11-12-2007 at 10:09 AM.