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View Poll Results: Server Distribution of the Year
Debian 138 31.08%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 47 10.59%
CentOS 62 13.96%
Scientific Linux 5 1.13%
Ubuntu LTS 40 9.01%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 2.70%
Gentoo 8 1.80%
Slackware 129 29.05%
Mandriva Enterprise Server 2 0.45%
Oracle Enterprise Linux 1 0.23%
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
jeremy
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Server Distribution of the Year


The best Linux distribution to install on a server.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-29-2011, 05:13 AM   #2
sycamorex
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Slackware - it just works
 
Old 12-29-2011, 05:52 AM   #3
PrinceCruise
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I just voted for RHEL on the basis of experience of the server OSs I have worked on so far.
I'm pretty sure Slackware can become a great server OS, given it reaches to the masses that way others are.

If it's not for Linux only, I would've gone for Solaris, ya know.

Regards,
Prince
 
Old 12-29-2011, 09:32 AM   #4
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Debian is the distro of my choice when it comes to something complicated as running a server.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 01:01 PM   #5
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Slackware - it just works
Couldn't agree more
 
Old 12-30-2011, 07:46 AM   #6
chrisretusn
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Not going to mention how I voted. It does run my server though and I am using it now for my desktop.
 
Old 12-30-2011, 09:38 AM   #7
lpallard
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I use slackware everywhere... Why would I change for my server?
 
Old 12-31-2011, 08:29 AM   #8
EricTRA
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Hi,

Debian gets my vote although I use (have to) RHEL at work for 75% of the servers.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 12-31-2011, 08:41 AM   #9
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Slackware, of course.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 03:16 PM   #10
gilead
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Slackware - it just works
+1

Everything is where I expect it to be
 
Old 01-01-2012, 03:42 AM   #11
xspartan
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+1 for Debian. Slackware is also really nice.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 01:58 PM   #12
Thor_2.0
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Hmm, mine is'nt in there: free BSD. You could technically feed it nuclear stuff
 
Old 01-02-2012, 12:42 AM   #13
Crounus
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Debian ... just rock solid!
 
Old 01-02-2012, 01:32 AM   #14
Timothy Miller
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I actually used Debian when I ran servers myself, but voted RHEL since for enterprise class servers, they simply can't be beat, and they're service is fantastic. We actually use them at work and we've had to enlist them before for stuff that was beyond the server admins ability (which was everything since I was the only one that knew any linux, and I wasn't an admin).
 
Old 01-03-2012, 09:40 AM   #15
xma
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Slackware, what else ?
 
  


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