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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 01-17-2008, 06:53 AM   #31
theriddle
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LaughingBoy View Post
Are you saying that LinuxQuestions.org is run on Debian? ;-)
Is it?
 
Old 01-19-2008, 01:50 PM   #32
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Not Linux but I vote for FreeBSD followed by Open Solaris. Because they both can stand up to a heavy load without falling on their face even on meager machines better than any Linux flavor I have tried, are easily upgradeable with complete docs telling you exactly how to do it, are very stable, come fairly locked down out of the box. If a FreeBSD machine does something it's because you told it to do it.

IMHO FreeBSD has documentation and a ports/package system second to none. I've yet to figure out how to make a FreeBSD machine crash unless you update it half way and then stop, purposely screw the kernel up, delete some system files or the MBR, issue swapoff -a without enough RAM or something user caused like that.

I wish that APM was a little farther advanced on open source operating systems.

I vote Centos or RHEL if I have to use a Linux server. Because I have used them with success, they can be updated rather easily with yum, good support if you search a little, more applications than you can use, 3 or 4 that will do the exact same thing well, come with lots of tools to make admin easier, have several repos on the web for software, have better printer support than the BSD's and generally do a good job.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 02:04 PM   #33
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Redhat & Debian are my choices! With debian being my first choice.
 
Old 01-20-2008, 08:52 PM   #34
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I use Arch for my server... but I'll go for slackware, its what i'd use if Arch wasnt around.
 
Old 01-27-2008, 12:58 AM   #35
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How about openSuSE? Most of my servers run it, and have been running SuSE since 7.3... quite a few years now...

Given the subforums, I think that OpenSolaris would be a nice addition, as well as the 3 BSD's. I know they won't come up near the top, but it's nice for us to include others...they may not be based on the Linux kernel, but do have similar uses, and similar goals.

Personally, I have boxen running various Linux flavors, OpenSolaris, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD... the right tool for the job.
 
Old 01-27-2008, 11:39 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by theriddle View Post
Is it?
I looks like linuxquestions.org is run on Red Hat or a Red Hat variant...

Code:
Starting Nmap 4.11 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) at 2008-01-27 09:36 PST
Interesting ports on web2.linuxquestions.org (64.179.4.146):
....
TCP/IP fingerprint:
SInfo(V=4.11%P=x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu%D=1/27%Tm=479CC139%O=80%C=1)
TSeq(Class=TR%IPID=Z%TS=1000HZ)
T1(Resp=Y%DF=Y%W=16A0%ACK=S++%Flags=AS%Ops=MNNTNW)
...
...But then again I've seen wrong output with nmap in the past....

-C
(P.S. I've left some stuff out on the output that I didn't think was important...)

Last edited by custangro; 01-27-2008 at 11:44 AM.
 
Old 01-27-2008, 05:41 PM   #37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by custangro View Post
I looks like linuxquestions.org is run on Red Hat or a Red Hat variant...

Code:
Starting Nmap 4.11 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) at 2008-01-27 09:36 PST
Interesting ports on web2.linuxquestions.org (64.179.4.146):
....
TCP/IP fingerprint:
SInfo(V=4.11%P=x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu%D=1/27%Tm=479CC139%O=80%C=1)
TSeq(Class=TR%IPID=Z%TS=1000HZ)
T1(Resp=Y%DF=Y%W=16A0%ACK=S++%Flags=AS%Ops=MNNTNW)
...
...But then again I've seen wrong output with nmap in the past....

-C
(P.S. I've left some stuff out on the output that I didn't think was important...)
It seems like Red Hat (64bit RH to be exact)
 
Old 02-02-2008, 10:13 PM   #38
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ClarkConnect

ClarkConnect is based on CentOS, so I voted for it.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 05:56 AM   #39
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Slackware
Using it for almost 10 years, never had problems with it.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 08:22 AM   #40
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Couldn't find Ubuntu Server edition, but Ubuntu LTS is close enough :-)
 
Old 02-15-2008, 09:12 AM   #41
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CentOS is free and fast. I liked it very much.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 09:59 AM   #42
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CentOS is free and fast. I liked it very much.
I agree!
 
Old 02-15-2008, 10:22 AM   #43
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SME Server...?

Endian Firewall Community Release...?

They are Linux Servers
 
Old 02-16-2008, 03:48 PM   #44
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Debian just happens to be my money maker, and has best binary package management hands down.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 08:26 AM   #45
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Please put in BSD next year

I read some of the posts and questions about BSD not being in the poll. FWIW, I would really like to see how BSD stacks up to the *nix distributions. +1 vote for putting BSD in the poll next year.
 
  


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