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    Cobalt Raq's

    do people still use theese in the hosting industry?

    James

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    Yes. Many people are still using these and some now using them on alternative hardware since the control panel has been released as open source.

    Would I rec. these -- no as support for all raq products will soon end.

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    Xeonhosting,

    The cobalt community is still very active and will be in the future when Sun drops all support. I know there is a Blue Quartz project open.cobaltqube.org that is in the works in Japan but im not sure about support for that. Another project of former cobalt support and developers are launching www.opencobalt.net - and they do offer support. You will need to do a search on google who will be supporting the cobalt's. There should be a bunch out there.

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    Also is it worth getting some colbat raq's for low end hosting?

    James

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    I acquired a RaQ several months ago to dink around with for learning purposes.
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    As of Aug. 2004, We no longer recommend Raq's as hosting platforms. Raq 3's have several security issues that for which fixes are not readily available. Raq 4's have some minor security issues and a couple of local root exploits. The 550's fair much better but soon their time will be up.

    We have noticed several support groups trying to keep the Raq products alive; however, if these companies do not find a cost-effective way to update/secure the underlying OS, then your TCO will continue to rise.

    We try to release update software when we can but with the aging OS on the Raq 3/4's it is difficult to build new packages in a cost-effective manner.

    I know several groups that were able to condense servers by migrating 2 raq systems into one newer system, thus saving money while gaining a newer OS with more hosting features in their control panel.

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