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I currently have a network of a dual boot Windows XP/Windows 2000 desktop, Mandrake 7 desktop, and a IBM laptop running Ubuntu. I'm looking to add a server to this ...
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    I currently have a network of a dual boot Windows XP/Windows 2000 desktop, Mandrake 7 desktop, and a IBM laptop running Ubuntu. I'm looking to add a server to this network. What would be a good Linux choice?

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    Linux server

    Go for RedHat or SuSe.

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    Re: Linux server

    Quote Originally Posted by digitalamar
    Go for RedHat or SuSe.
    Why one of these?

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    simple to setup, simple to maintain.
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    I'd use Trustix personally, even simpler and secure

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    When peole usually ask me this I tell them to use the best tool for the job and/or what they're used to. You'll find it much easier to setup and maintain a distro that you're familiar with.

    If you already use ubuntu, then why not ubuntu or debian.

    Personally I use debian on my servers. The reasons why:

    * Easy to build (use sarge net installer if possible)
    * Very easy to maintain
    - Great package management
    - Many packages in repository
    - Security bug fixes, fast and backported
    - Long support cycle, build server today and forget about it for three years!
    - Debconf for quick easy setup of many things
    * Very stable (and I mean very)
    * Large user base
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    Great thing to remember is that linux servers are different from Windows servers. Microsoft make such a big distinction for licencing purposes but with linux it's the same kernel/setup and just your config that changes. No reason not to use Ubuntu as mentioned. Just use what you're comfortable with. On the other hand for servers Red Hat/ CentOS (RH clone) or SuSE would make a good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney
    Just use what you're comfortable with.
    Exactly my thoughts. There is no point about learning the inner workings of a new distro and get confused/frustrated when you already know how to use one.

    Also, Ubuntu has a server option during the install. I believe you type server at the boot prompt.

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