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View Poll Results: Server Distribution of the Year
I guess I am the odd one out since I like Ubuntu LTS on every one of my servers.
It's stable, fast and easy to setup. I just love apt/dpkg.
No, definitely not the odd one. In my company Ubuntu LTS by the number of servers had a lead last year over CentOS and Debian but this year Debian almost disappeared in favour of Ubuntu with last Lenny getting replaced by Lucid this month. We still have some CentOS 5 and 2 Debian Squeeze running key pieces of our infrastructure but everything else is Ubuntu LTS now. 5-year support and LTS to LTS upgrades - it's a winner.
regularly i would use FreeBSD for all of my server needs, but in the realm of Linux distros i go with Debian, not too much and most of what i need is on the DVD, no fetching packages on the internet is necessary
On everything from Linksys NSLU2 (2x), D-Link DNS-323, Excito Bubba|2, fit-PC Slim, fit-PC2 to (by comparison) huge bulky beasts like an old ASUS A8V Deluxe Compucase 6A21 miditower. And old laptops in-between. ARM, PowerPC, Intel and AMD. 32 bit and 64 bit.
Slackware. Why? Because it's like BSD! Simple and elegant. Everything I needed to learn when installing the few small business servers I look after - things like software RAID, kernel configuration, LVM, etc. - I learned from Slackware. And it made it all so simple. I swear other distros muddy the waters just to get their niche.
Been using and recommending Debian for all sorts of purposes, including my own personal server, and gotten nothing but positive feedback and experiences, so Debian gets my vote for being versatile enough to function and be stable as both a desktop and server operating system, without having separate install discs for the "Server Edition".
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