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View Poll Results: Server Distribution of the Year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 89 12.26%
CentOS 108 14.88%
Ubuntu LTS 116 15.98%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 34 4.68%
Gentoo 40 5.51%
Slackware 149 20.52%
Debian 186 25.62%
LFS 4 0.55%
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:15 AM   #16
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For myself, i vote for Ubuntu LTS...

But, i also vote for RHEL / CentOS
Old 01-15-2009, 06:36 AM   #17
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I'd rather have Solaris on a server but of the options here it has to be Centos
Old 01-15-2009, 08:46 AM   #18
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slackware rules!!
Old 01-15-2009, 08:56 AM   #19
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:43 AM   #20
Registered: Nov 2008
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I'm using Ubuntu Server 8.10, so I voted for Ubuntu LTS (no 8.10 available in the poll).
Old 01-15-2009, 10:47 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by bathory View Post
I second to that!!!
Slackware`s my favorite choice, actualy my only choice i might say.
Old 01-15-2009, 11:46 AM   #22
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:15 PM   #23
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Debian All the way, Then Freebsd, then slackware.
Old 01-15-2009, 12:38 PM   #24
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Most of our servers run Debian stable, currently Etch. It is solid, but there are some very old packages! Dansguardian on Etch is a release from 2005! That's 4 years! Too old. I've started upgrading some servers to Lenny.

This year, I'm going to check out some distro's for our servers. I want new packages, probably compiled. So far, I'm thinking slackware/gentoo vs freebsd/openbsd. I love openbsd, but would prefer to stick with native linux, and not the compatibility modes of BSD.
Old 01-15-2009, 12:43 PM   #25
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Disappointing to not see Fedora on the list...
Old 01-15-2009, 02:52 PM   #26
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:25 PM   #27
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:38 PM   #28
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I prefer Fedora over RHEL, even though it may be a bit unstable.
Old 01-15-2009, 04:55 PM   #29
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We have a few RHEL servers at work and I've become quite partial to them.
Old 01-15-2009, 05:04 PM   #30
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Thumbs up Slackware.

Greetings to all,

Slackware is the Linux distribution I would use for a server.

A second option would be Centos.



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