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  • Debian

    15 30.00%
  • Fedora

    6 12.00%
  • Gentoo

    3 6.00%
  • Mandriva

    0 0%
  • openSUSE

    2 4.00%
  • Red Hat / CentOS

    14 28.00%
  • Slackware

    5 10.00%
  • Ubuntu (any variety)

    3 6.00%
  • Other (please list below)

    2 4.00%
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    Favorite Distro for Server Users


    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.
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    Debian and CentOS. voted for Debain coz most servers in my lab are on Debian.
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    The Debian team are sticklers for security and reliability, which are top priorities for servers.
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    Thanks for the link, Roxoff. I totally missed it, but that will give any new users looking at this thread and wondering which distro they should use a few more recommendations.
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    Debian all the way.
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    Wink

    i was wondering about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipjargendy
    i was wondering about that.
    Me too.

    I prefer OpenSUSE. I'm used to it, it's easy to make things happen. YaST is awesome, and it has Novell's name on it. Just because Novell is in the picture isn't the sole reason to try it, I would recommend this to anyone.
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    voted CentOS...

    I don't run any servers, but would most likely use CentOS if I did.
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    I already voted, but didn't have time to say anything before... My choice was Debian just because it's Debian. You really can't go wrong with APT! I also use it on my desktop, except that I use Stable on the NFS server (was actually using Etch before it came out, but it was already really stable at the time) and Testing on my desktop.
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