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Old 04-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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Question how can i find a free linux server edition?


i need a not paid and not restricted linux server edition.

please advise me a free linux server edition.

it is not obligated to be a famous one. this is not important. i need just a free, userfriendly,secure linux server.

thank you.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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Try:
Arch
CentOS
Debian
openSUSE
Slackware
Ubuntu
I'm sure there are more but that ought to get yo started.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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what you are saying is not true.

an example:

http://www.ubuntu.com/business/server/overview

are you sure that these are free?

i want a server edition.. not desktop.

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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Hi and Welcome to LQ!
Your question tells me you are completely new to Linux, so to start with I'll give you a few hints and a few questions.
1) There are several good Linux server distros for beginners, just to mention a few: OpenSuse, Ubuntu Server, Fedora
2) Before you decide which distro to choose you must consider what you are going to use it for - a server OK, but what kind of server? What purposes? Home, SOHO, corporate... Webb server, file server, virtualized...
3) Are you completely new in the "server area" or just want to check out a new OS?

And a last piece of advice: when you ask a question try to be precise as to details. Remember, we who read your question doesn't know anything about you. The more you tell us, the better answers you'll get.
For this your first question here we need to know your level of expertize - both concerning Linux and server administration in general - what kind of services is the server intended for, what kind of organization, what hardware... well, that's all I can think of now.
The 3 distros I mentioned in the beginning are all good choices for a newbie but there are lots more to choose from.
So please return with more details and you'll get far better answers!
Cheers!
 
Old 04-30-2012, 04:14 PM   #5
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Quote:
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http://www.ubuntu.com/business/server/overview

are you sure that these are free?

i want a server edition.. not desktop.
Many distros comes in different flavors & with different licensing.
Suse, Ubuntu, Fedora/RedHat and a lot more all has desktop distros as well as server distros. They also have completely free variants and distros where you have to pay for a license.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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CentOS is what I recommend. Its a red-hat family distribution provided by red-hat but they do not charge for it, you also don't get any support but thats what forums like this are for! You can also look at Ubuntu, Slackware or others but its kind of like comparing a ford to a chevy, each has its pros and cons and some people will curse one and live by the other.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 04:16 PM   #7
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Also, since your new to Linux Bill Shotts book at www.linuxcommand.org will help you get your feet wet with the linux command line.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #8
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what you are saying is not true.

an example:

http://www.ubuntu.com/business/server/overview

are you sure that these are free?

i want a server edition.. not desktop.
The operating systems I mentioned are all free to download, install and use and all come with free updates and patches for varying lengths of time (depending on release cycles).
You can pay Cannonical for Ubuntu support and no doubt you get a few extras -- but you can download an Ubuntu install image free from here:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server
Linux works very differently to Windows and most distributions are free to obtain and use and only support is paid for. However, companies like Red Hat and SUSE will sell you enterprise versions with support contracts and extras thrown in.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 04:39 PM   #9
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i will use it for installing a hosting service. i have 24 websites. i will host my own websites on my own server. it is for this i want a linux server.

and this shouldn't only have the basic packages free. i need a totally free one.

and also i want to ask if could i install a hosting service on "scientific linux"? https://www.scientificlinux.org/

is it possible?

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:42 PM   #10
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and this shouldn't only have the basic packages free. i need a totally free one.
They are totally free. I don't think you're understanding what the people here are telling you.

The distributions posted above are completely, 100% free. If you choose to, you can sign up for a support contract to receive personal help from a representative of the company, but this is not required for any of the versions posted above. My personal recommendation would be CentOS or Debian.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 04:44 PM   #11
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okey than. please advise me the best one and more userfriendly linux.

i cant try 10 linux os at the same time. i need just one which is the best of the free ones.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #12
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"best" is subjective, there is no universal "best" because everybody is different. It's just a matter of personal taste, they will all do the job you want. My recommendation would be CentOS, but that's because I grew up with RedHat.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #13
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i need just a free, userfriendly,secure linux server.
As far as security is concerned, the security that you achieve is more a function of what you do to secure it (and keep doing, given that security is a process) than which distro you choose. Obviously, there are things that the distro could do to make matters worse, but if you just choose a 'secure' distro, and assume that this will do everything that you need, that really won't be enough.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #14
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The operating systems I listed are fully functional, perfectly legal and used in enterprises the world over.
The extras you get if you pay (besides support) are things like custom software specifically tweaked for your hardware and I mentioned them only to be accurate.
Edit:
I see lots of replies now.

The most secure system is the one you know best. Try a few (I'd try CentOS, Debian and possibly Slackware) and see which you're most comfortable with. If you'll be hosting other people's data you need to do some homework and try some different distributions and learn your system inside out. There is no quick way to do this and if it means trying 10 different distributions then so be it.

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #15
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The operating systems I listed are fully functional, perfectly legal and used in enterprises the world over.
The extras you get if you pay (besides support) are things like custom software specifically tweaked for your hardware and I mentioned them only to be accurate.
tahnk you. just i need a linux name that everyone think that it is suitable for me.


best one for me is

1- easy to use for a newbie
2- secure
3- do not need to much resources
4- i could host websites on it and do some multiple connections at the same time
5- have forum supports
6- no restrictions

so i will go and install ubuntu server. is there anyone who says "no dont do that" ?

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