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View Poll Results: Server Distribution of the Year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 62 12.60%
CentOS 76 15.45%
Ubuntu LTS 60 12.20%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 21 4.27%
Gentoo 32 6.50%
Slackware 107 21.75%
Debian 120 24.39%
LFS 3 0.61%
Mandriva Enterprise Server 11 2.24%
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
jeremy
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Server Distribution of the Year


The best Linux distribution to install on a server.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-08-2010, 02:59 AM   #2
Kenichi Kato
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Location: Asia
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CentOS
 
Old 01-08-2010, 05:50 AM   #3
EricTRA
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Debian Lenny

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-08-2010, 07:15 PM   #4
diilbert
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I still stand by Debian as the best server OS.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 08:48 AM   #5
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Mandriva Enterprise Server

Can Mandriva Enterprise Server be added? I am really curious to know if any members are forking out the $400+, and how it compares to the rest. I am presuming perhaps that some European companies might be using this server software.
Thanks
 
Old 01-09-2010, 10:46 AM   #6
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Mandriva Enterprise Server has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-10-2010, 02:53 AM   #7
salimshahzad
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Dear Gurus,

i am going to be crazy and lazy as i found 1000+ flavors of linux distribution. whenever discussion start some say use debian base distro and some say redhat still best.

the worst issue with huge application like oracle still does not certify yet any of debian realease.

however debian is highly stable,durable. i use ubuntu due to easy use. debian i feel lot of questions. similary people refer for security terms debian and slackware are the top most.

i heard some people use debian/slackware use as firewall,gateway,routers

kind regards
salim
 
Old 01-10-2010, 03:18 AM   #8
gotfw
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Debian gets the nod server side when I use Linux in situations where stability and security take precedence over paid support and indemnity.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 11:45 PM   #9
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dear sir

can you clarify more and i will try to understand and learn from you

thanks and appreciated your quick action
 
Old 01-11-2010, 09:37 AM   #10
MBybee
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Registered: Jan 2009
Location: wherever I can make a living
Distribution: PC-BSD / FreeBSD / Debian / Ubuntu / Win7 / OpenVMS
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RHEL for the win.

I converted 2 major clients to RHEL in 2009 (one from Windows, one from AIX), and despite being more of a BSD/Debian fan I find that RHEL is what I'm always asked about professionally.
Great wins for them, especially on the Xen front (I actually had a client ask MS in a sales meeting if 'Hypervisor was something like Xen' - rofl)
 
Old 01-11-2010, 04:35 PM   #11
scmbg
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Registered: Oct 2008
Location: Mexico City
Distribution: Fedora
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I always use Red Hat, but here in the work Debian is the standard and make the move (Red hat -> Debian) is a little hard, and I still prefer Red Hat.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 09:14 PM   #12
nuxrl
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Location: NY, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Arch
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Slackware has my vote. Have been using it as my server for serveal years, Very solid and easy to maintain.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 01:26 AM   #13
salimshahzad
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if you understand the objective, try to understand the base question. Oracle does not support debian and slackware based what to do next? any reason. is slackware and debian not stable, not worth good to use oracle server or database?
 
Old 01-12-2010, 12:19 PM   #14
mjjzf
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Distribution: Slackware 14.1
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Slackware is solid stuff and still has support for the version from 2001. That is impressive enough in my book.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 03:19 PM   #15
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If I'm running a server I'd be running NetBSD. But since this poll asks about Linux flavors, I think Slackware is the way to go.
 
  


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