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View Poll Results: Server Distribution of the Year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 80 10.40%
CentOS 99 12.87%
Ubuntu LTS 88 11.44%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 41 5.33%
Gentoo 46 5.98%
Slackware 174 22.63%
Debian 233 30.30%
LFS 8 1.04%
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:28 AM   #16
JLP
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On the servers I administer Gentoo is the one I like the most. Portage is very nice and it is great how you can minimise the number of installed applications/features so that it run only what is needed.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 04:06 PM   #17
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I love Red Hat...but Voted for CentOS because that's what I learned on before actually working as a SysAdmin...It has a special place in my Heart...
 
Old 01-07-2008, 03:53 AM   #18
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I love Red Hat...but Voted for CentOS because that's what I learned on before actually working as a SysAdmin...It has a special place in my Heart...
I second that. Installed CentOS 5.1 on my mother's computer just the other day, coming from Fedora Core 6, and she just loves it. 8-) I wouldn't say it's a specialised server-OS though.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 07:08 AM   #19
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You should change the label "CentOS" to "CentOS, Scientific Linux, StartCom Linux AS, X/OS or other RHEL clones".

You should change the label "Slackware" to "Slackware, Bluewhite64 or Slamd64".
 
Old 01-07-2008, 05:53 PM   #20
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Gentoo does everything a server ever needs, and comes with no surprises (daemons you don't need to run.)
 
Old 01-07-2008, 07:25 PM   #21
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No Mandriva. Makes a great Server.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 12:32 AM   #22
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Replaced our SLES servers with Debian Etch servers. Faster, leaner, free.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 07:01 AM   #23
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Slackware,
for I run two of those @company I work for.

Only downtime was from power outages -ever. and 45minutes while upgrading from 10.2 to 11.0 (the mail server one).

Slackware - power to those who need it and when they need it.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 12:45 PM   #24
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To Everyone that posted,

Any *nix can be used as a server...I can install apache on Ubuntu and call it a web server.

Some distros are designed for "Servers" in mind...and others with "Desktop" in mind. That's what this poll is about. To avoid confusion, it should say "Best distro that was designed for Servers"...but you'd think that us "Genius Linux Users" would figure that out

I'm just waiting for:"I just installed apache on my PCLinuxOS machine...how come PCLinuxOS isn't on this poll?"

-C
 
Old 01-15-2008, 03:18 AM   #25
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That's about right too - I use Fedora for my servers. Have since RedHat went non-free.

I'm unsure what the aim of this poll is.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 05:45 AM   #26
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I use EnGarde Secure Linux on my box at home... (engardelinux.org)
 
Old 01-15-2008, 02:15 PM   #27
about36ninjas
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I personally use Crux linux (http://crux.nu/) for my 'server'. Then again, although it's nice and fast, I don't really use it for extreme loads. Just an idea.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 04:48 PM   #28
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pclinuxos

pclinuxos is my choice!
 
Old 01-16-2008, 06:48 AM   #29
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debian will of course win this.
people administering debian servers have lots of time to do random fun things like vote here...

Last edited by baikonur; 01-16-2008 at 06:49 AM.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 11:25 PM   #30
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Wink Debian server admins have more time?

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debian will of course win this.
people administering debian servers have lots of time to do random fun things like vote here...
Are you saying that LinuxQuestions.org is run on Debian? ;-)
 
  


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