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The nominees are:

Debian
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CentOS
Ubuntu LTS
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Gentoo
Slackware
Mandriva Enterprise Server
Oracle Enterprise Linux
Scientific Linux

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Old 01-12-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
jeremy
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Server Distribution of the Year


The best Linux distribution to install on a server.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-13-2011, 12:08 PM   #2
Linux.tar.gz
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Slackware.
It's the best. By far.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 03:05 PM   #3
sycamorex
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Slackware.
It's the best. By far.
...said a slacker

Slackware FTW
 
Old 01-13-2011, 03:16 PM   #4
Kluk-Kluk!
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Debian for sure!
 
Old 01-13-2011, 05:38 PM   #5
FredGSanford
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I've never installed a server only but if I did it would be Debian or Slackware...
 
Old 01-13-2011, 08:19 PM   #6
eveningsky339
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I wish I could vote Debian, but it's hard to beat RHEL.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 01:11 AM   #7
linuxlover.chaitanya
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CentOS has never let me down. Being loyal to the one all my servers run on.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 03:55 AM   #8
batfastad
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CentOS. Used to use CentOS, then switched to Ubuntu and switched back to CentOS about 18 months ago. Solid.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 09:45 AM   #9
bathory
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+1 for Slackware
 
Old 01-14-2011, 03:28 PM   #10
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Well, this can be turned into another flame-war, coz' I'm yet to see Slack OR Debian OR mentioned XYZ distros as the servers at a serious enterprise level.
Nothing beats RHEL and to some extent CentOS in this category, no matter how much the fanboys keep trying prove their point.Period.

*(Or may be I'm a dumba**s not to see the Slack impact at some enterprise level, if not then I stick to my words )

Last edited by PrinceCruise; 01-14-2011 at 03:29 PM.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 04:04 PM   #11
esteeven
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Debian.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 04:17 PM   #12
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I agree with PrinceSharma for standard/normal/business servers - nothing beats RHEL.
Of course Gentoo is 1st choice for beleeding edge servers
 
Old 01-15-2011, 11:50 PM   #13
darthaxul
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no bsd, gonna roll with gentoo then. not gonna deal with those crapage managers
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:56 AM   #14
almatic
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debian. Period.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 02:17 PM   #15
jag2000
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Ubuntu and Red Hat for sure.
 
  


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