Hello, I'm pretty new a webmaster and web developer all at the same time.
Now, I need to migrate our CF server from 5 to MX 6.1. But I can't quite make up my mind whether to use FC4 or RH9 (the versions readily available to me) for lack of experience in Linux. From what I've read, either Linux flavor would require me a lot of labor to have CF running on them. But then, RH9 has its documentation for MX 6.1 readily available in Adobe's site, as for FC4, the nearest I can get is a documentation for MX7, and it might not work for my case.
Welcome to WebmasterWorld windspinner! I can't help with the CFMX issue specifically as I have no experience with ColdFusion, but when considering RH9, you should take into account the support options for the OS. The Fedora Legacy Project [fedoralegacy.org] are proposing to discontinue support for anything less than FC3 from October 2006, so I would wonder if it is really adviseable to start a project with RH9 now.
According to this page [livedocs.macromedia.com] Coldfusion 6.1 works on RedHat AS 2.1. In this case, you should also consider using Centos 2.1 (a 100% compatible rebuild of RH AS 2.1), which will have full support until at least May 2007 and maintenance support until May 31, 2009 [centos.org].
Thanks. I am aware of the support issues, so I am thinking of Fedora 4 or 5. We might be migrating to CFMX7 after a month or two so by that time we might switch to Fedora if we wouldn't be switching to it by 6.1. But, thanks anyways.