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  • Arch

    3 6.25%
  • Debian

    15 31.25%
  • Fedora

    1 2.08%
  • Gentoo

    2 4.17%
  • Mandriva

    1 2.08%
  • OpenSUSE

    2 4.17%
  • Red Hat / CentOS

    18 37.50%
  • Slackware

    1 2.08%
  • Ubuntu

    5 10.42%
  • Other (please specify)

    0 0%
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    Recommended Distro For Server Usage (2011)


    Which distro would you most recommend for being used as a server?



    Note that the poll from last year has been locked, but it can be found here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...rs-2010-a.html
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    I voted Debian but would have to say that either Debian or Red Hat / Centos will be great for a server
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    We use 50% of our servers as RedHat ones, others are AIX, HP-UX and Solaris. Though I have heard of Debian being a great server OS from a no. of friends in here , would like to see in work for sure.

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    I generally recommend Debian because the "stable" version truly is very stable, and because I like the package tools better than the RPM package tools that I've tried.

    Having said that, I believe most users would be fine with Debian, or CentOS for their server needs.
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    I prefer CentOS or Fedora. CentOS is stable, has good documentation, and has a sizeable community. Fedora has some leading edge features that are rather useful.

    I am actually somewhat averse to Debian, as when I was a little more green than I am now, I had a really bad experience in which I totally hosed one of my systems following my normal process of using dselect to update the installed packages. I have found the yum package manager to be much more user friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Which distro would you most recommend for being used as a server?
    That is a really tough question, and I would say its a toss-up between Debian and Fedora/Cent OS, both are equally good systems. But I go with Debian because I trust their extensive and free package repository, and I am more familiar with the apt/dpkg system.

    But I have been quite impressed with the ease of use of "yum/rpm" as well, so really it is such a subjective decision for me.

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    Nice to see Debian in the lead. Redhat isn't far behind though.
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    I voted Mandriva just for kicks , altough I have installed it on Dell servers and it installed just fine without the need of any additional drivers, unlike Redhat or Centos that needed the raid drivers. Beyond that thay are all fine. What has worked for me is Mandriva por LAMP intranet, Centos/Redhat for corporate database and Vmware and Debian for some Asterisk Voip servers

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    I voted for RH/CentOS.

    If allowed for a second vote, I'd say Debian!
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    Question why so few votes?

    I am wondering why are there so few votes ...

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