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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2013. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


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View Poll Results: Server Distribution of the Year
CentOS 95 15.91%
Debian 143 23.95%
Gentoo 10 1.68%
Mandriva Enterprise Server 4 0.67%
Oracle Enterprise Linux 3 0.50%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 51 8.54%
Scientific Linux 6 1.01%
Slackware 190 31.83%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 19 3.18%
Ubuntu LTS 76 12.73%
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:20 AM   #31
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I am no expert but I have heard that some people prize Arch as a server OS. One reason being that the changes come in very small packages and are easy for sysadmins to adapt to, as opposed to a full reinstall with massive changes, another strength is that you quickly get security patches straight from the source code developers, this is a nice contrast to servers such as Debian and RHEL witch has to maintain essentialy legacy software.

But if you are planing to run Arch as a server you *NEED* to subscribe to the security newsfeed and always check it before doing system updates. It is also probably wise to exclude mission critical packages from your package manager, and update these manually.

Conclusion: It is possible to use Arch as a server, but I don't know if it would be "better" then the more traditional server distros, and I would not recommend it to lazy sysadmins
You sort of just made my point :-P

Not a matter of being lazy but more a matter of things being vetted a bit more thoroughly before being pushed out to the repos, as I don't like getting beta's in my updates, nor managing "ignores" while I test every little thing extensively. Rolling distro's like Arch help find bugs push reports/fixes upstream but I don't want that in server land.
 
Old 02-04-2014, 03:22 AM   #32
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CentOS

This is another tough one. Voting CentOS because it's true FOSS offering alternative to corporate offerings mandating expensive support contracts.

I'd like to take a closer look at Scientific Linux one of these days when I get some spare cycles though.... yeah, right...
 
Old 02-05-2014, 12:29 PM   #33
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I'm surprised that Slackware was the winner of this category this year after Debian won it all of the previous six years that this category was voted on.
 
Old 02-16-2014, 08:23 AM   #34
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RHEL, still the best for production environments in my opinion.
I agreee, and Slackware should be wonderful for geeks and programmars
 
Old 02-16-2014, 08:26 AM   #35
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I'm surprised that Slackware was the winner of this category this year after Debian won it all of the previous six years that this category was voted on.
me too. I've never seen any server installed slackware
 
  


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