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  • debian

    6 31.58%
  • fedora

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  • gentoo

    2 10.53%
  • mandriva

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  • opensuse

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  • red hat / centos / scientific

    10 52.63%
  • slackware

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  • ubuntu

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    Recommended Distro For Server Usage (2012)


    Which distribution would you most recommend to others 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...ge-2011-a.html
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    From my little experience, CentOS/RH/SL are one of the more popular distros for servers. Though I still have to learn how to set-up my own server, I am inclined to use any of these three.
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    RHEL and derivative distros. Debian is also very good.

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    I voted Red Hat despite a preference for Debian as RHEL (or re-brand such as CentOS) seems to be the most commonly used commercially.
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    Debian. Running it for last five years, no problem at all.
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    I'd say Gentoo. Total customization.
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    For work/Prod - RHEL
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    I'll vote Debian.
    But Slackware is a very close second.
    Either way... supreme stability, and a great level of customization.
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    I reckon RHEL and any of it derivatives/ clones are probably best. But i think Debian or Slackware wouldn't be far behind.
    You could run a Ubuntu server using the server kernel or downloading the Ubuntu Server Distro; which has no GUI, so that also would provide ample opportunities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    I'd say Gentoo. Total customization.
    Plus, it is a lot easier to harden a system built from the ground up.
    Last edited by bleedingsamurai; 01-21-2012 at 02:39 AM. Reason: added quote

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