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Re: Now OT: RE: stable?

I too sent an e-mail to tonye@billy.demon.nl with the exact same question and my
message was rejected.

I know that this thread is starting to veer way off topic, but I'd like to have
this clarified.

On Fri, December 12, 2003 2:49 pm, you wrote:
> Tony Earnshaw wrote:
>> tor, 11.12.2003 kl. 19.03 skrev James Courtney:
>>>P.S. I'm a HUGE fan of supported software since I find I'm not
>>>even close to enough of a genius to know all system level details
>>>of any OS I'd be running plus all details of any software we'd run
>>>on it (this is a pretty broad set of things for us).  The question
>>>is will my company pony up for the support:)
>> Your line goes only 1.3 km past my right margin, this time. Can't
>> be bothered to follow it.
>> Download and burn ES3 for free then: Linux à la RedHat is still
>> Linux. No support, no paper docs, bad conscience. At least it's a
>> far better long-term bet than RH 9.
>> ES3 is heavy, far more than 9 is. But it's utterly stable and
>> reliable (at least, with my 2.6.0-test9 ACPI self-compiled
>> kernel.org kernel it is); use it for production machines. I killed
>> the standard Openldap 2.0.27 and installed self-compiled 2.1.25 -
>> most of the supporting stuff for that is standard on ES3.
>> --Tonni
> I replied to the author privately, but his address goes to a box
> that doesn't answer and bounced back to me.  Can somebody tell me
> where they would download free RH ES3 iso images?  I haven't seen
> any indication on RH's website that it can be downloaded for free
> without support.  To the contrary, the "Basic" package is a few
> hundred dollars, without support, and the "Standard" package is a
> couple hundred more, with support. Their ftp site doesn't have
> iso's for this; it's full of only .src.rpms.
>   If this can be gotten for free, then I'm interested.  Please show
>   me
> where.
> --
> John Beamon
> Systems Administrator
> Franklin American Mortgage
> eml: jbeamon@franklinamerican.com
> web: www.franklinamerican.com