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  • Debian

    24 32.00%
  • Fedora

    3 4.00%
  • Gentoo

    4 5.33%
  • Mandriva

    0 0%
  • OpenSUSE

    3 4.00%
  • Red Hat / CentOS

    17 22.67%
  • Slackware

    7 9.33%
  • Ubuntu (any variety)

    14 18.67%
  • Other (please list below)

    3 4.00%
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  1. #1
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    May 2004
    arch linux

    Favorite Distro for Server Users - 2008

    This poll/thread is meant to help those users that are having difficulty deciding which distribution(s) they should start with when looking for a good Linux server distribution. Please use it to post information about your favorite server oriented distro, but don't post comments saying that any particular distro is the best, because the best truly is very subjective.

    Note that this thread will be locked and/or deleted at the end of the year and a new thread started.

    The poll from last year can be found here.

  2. #2
    Linux Enthusiast flipjargendy's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
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    First Vote!

    Cool, I'm the first to vote... I use Debian. Debian based distros for me have been the best. I'm running a Debian server now and love it!
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  3. #3
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    I'm gonna go with Gentoo on this one, it's completely customizable and it's built for speed. 'Nuff said.
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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
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    Debian only.
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  6. #5
    Either Debian or Slackware, I find slackware to be slightly faster and more stable, but apt just rocks!

  7. #6
    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    Debian for servers, definitely. Ease of configuration of large components...availablility of software, stability...prefectly modular all around.

  8. #7
    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    Jul 2004
    Either at home or at work or down the pub
    We're using Ubuntu servers. They seem to be very similiar to Debian
    in how you configure them. I have had no problems with them so far.
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  9. #8
    i only did one linux server and i used debian and had no real problems so i like debian

  10. #9
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    Oct 2004
    CentOS, no questions asked

    Used it on many systems and had no troubles with it.
    It is stable, free (compaired to RHEL) and has long support (like RHEL).

  11. #10
    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    CentOS as well here. Debian, is ok but its just one of those distros I don't really like, mainly because of the politics and unpredictable release cycles.

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