Enterprise Linux Distro Picking..
I need help with picking a linux distro. And I can't seem to pick.
The issue being, I need a distro I can install throughout an entire company.
Normally I'd go for Arch Linux or Gentoo anyday but this issue feels different, since these will be taken for example to customers and if the owners of those systems have an X that doesn't start. He won't be able to fix it. Besides this, I want to keep all the Linux/unix systems the same configuration (for maintenance sake) and thus I want to have the systems for the developers the same as for the sales team. So there is a technical imbalance. Some users write Kernel Modules during there daily routine.
I thought about using Ubuntu or Fedora but I don't want to have so much clutter problems on there by default. (Although I haven't checked how easy it is to make a personalized livecd)
Well to raffle a long story short, is there a Stable Linux distro. That does always pass Security patches really quick. That comes as quite a barebone system (eg Slackware, Gentoo or Arch) but allows a easy installation way of various applications like GnuCash, GnuEnterprise but also gcc, gdb, strace, ltrace, python2.7, python3.2 etc ?
Also I have looked a LOT to Debian. But it uses the SysVinit system. And that is just something that is really bugging me.
Any advice around? Eg a *BSD-style init version of debian. (hehe)