shad at ascendant.ca
Fri Jul 25 14:09:46 EDT 2003
On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 12:29:31 -0400
Brian's Linux Box <b_mckee at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> Well, from 'the other side of the desk' so to speak - if we knew what
> the best
> solution was we probably know enough about the subject that we
> wouldn't be outsourcing anyway!
> Maybe other companies are more formal in their approach, but here
> we've always had a
> "This is our problem - give us options on how to fix it" approach.
> Sure the 'best' solution often (usually?) isn't the one chosen due to
> budget etc. but a consultant that
> doesn't at least state what the best solution would be isn't doing his
> job either. If nothing
> else it provides a benchmark to compare the other choices to.
> My .02
The problem with determining the what "best" solution is, is trying to
remove "self" from the equation. "Best" is often a purely subjective and
emotional response. I for one can not in good faith recommend Debian to
anybody, simply because in my experience it just doesn't work, and is
not a cost effective too as it takes far to much time and effort to
install, configure and debug.
I wont recommend Red Hat for many the same reasons as Chris H. I despise
the company and don't like how its Distribution "doesn't" work. I
personally feel its distro is garbage and like MS Windows, can only
justify its existence by perpetuating a myth.
But thats me. Best is and always should be "What works for you". Linux
is very similar across the board and they all do their intended jobs
exceptionally well when there is an experienced and educated
consultant/tech there to hold a company's hand.
Shad Young -- shad at ascendant.ca
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - H.S. Thompson
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