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    I was just wondering what small businesses or businesses that use Linux use for their server software? I am in need of a good server distro, and was wondering what the pros use.

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    I've heard that many big companies use Redhat enterprise, but I cannot see how that can be usable to a small company.. There slackware could do just fine.. Said that, I also think that OpenBSD is very much used, but it is somewhat more advanced than GNU/Linux...

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    I work for 2 companies, the first is an ISP.. we use Debian boxes for development and BSD boxes for our production servers. At the other company i work for, we use a mixture of redhat(NOT MY CHOICE!), and slackware :P, and want to put debian on my desktop.

    Anyway... dont use what everyone else uses, use what is right for your situation...

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    I was merely curious as to what they are using. I just don't like slackware, not sure why but I have been running a server off it for a couple of months now. I am testing Server Optimized Linux adn Clarkconnect right now. I have to say the clarkconnect web admin is a nifty feature that I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriss
    Said that, I also think that OpenBSD is very much used, but it is somewhat more advanced than GNU/Linux...
    Why/How is it harder then linux??

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    we use suse 8.2 at my company
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol Man
    Quote Originally Posted by Kriss
    Said that, I also think that OpenBSD is very much used, but it is somewhat more advanced than GNU/Linux...
    Why/How is it harder then linux??
    Well, not as in how to use or configure but as in features they ship with might be looked upon as more advanced than the ones default in most GNU/LInux distros. Examples are strong security and that they ship with crypth. support.

    You can look at
    http://openbsd.org/crypto.html
    http://openbsd.org/security.html

    For more information if you'd like

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    It all really depends on the applications. The BSDs are really more geared towared security, server application and development whereas Linux is more versatile and can be configured for the desktop more readily than a BSD (in most cases).
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    Try OpenNA Very Secure Linux Computer 1.0.

    Really nice and extremely secure. RPMs were also optimized.

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