[SOLVED] Slackware, CentOS, Fedora, or Ubuntu? <Virtualization?>
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After trying a test install of Ubuntu 9.10 over the weekend I just replaced my primary workstation Centos 5.4 OS with it. I have to say I am mightily impressed with Ubuntu 9.10. I have run various RedHat/RHEL versions beginning with RedHat 6.2 up to RHEL 4.x and then Centos 5.x. I also tried various Fedora versions but they were all too experimental and buggy for me. I stuck with RHEL and Centos OS versions for the stability they provided, but the downside of that stability is getting locked out of using some applications that require more recent kernel levels. My working system was Centos 5.4 x86-64 w/ WinXP as a KVM vm guest OS
I'm hopeful that using Ubuntu will keep me closer to the most recent kernel levels without it becoming a buggy sandbox. The only obvious thing I give up is running a 64bit type OS, and I'm not sure it really makes too much difference for me. I also now have a WinXP vm guest running great under VirtualBox (better than WinXP under KVM on Centos 5.4).
Ubuntu 9.10 just seems to be a better balance of up-to-date kernel & OS stability with a quite usable VM solution for my taste.