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Originally Posted by tictock
What,do you think,is the best Linux os for Home pc & Server.
Originally Posted by jnihil
If you're new to Linux, then I'd recommend Linux Mint.
I was not aware Linux Mint had a server version. Care to give a link for it?
For a system that has both Desktop and Server versions then you have a few choices. Debian would be my preference, other will say Ubuntu (Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian), while others still will say Slackware or Red Hat.
When looking for a server system you will want stability first and foremost Debian and Red Hat fit that bill perfectly. Debian is free, Red Hat you pay for a subscription.
I am a newbie and have tried many type of linux format but have recently tried Ubuntu 12.10 which was on the linux format Mag and if you are only use to Windows seems great and lots of software that can be downloaded with ease . this means you can still work with your computer while comands and the use of can be Lernt. Insedently I choose the Lubuntu option.
As divyashree said, the 'server' and 'desktop' definition is blurred for home users. I run server apps and desktop apps on my 24x7 desktop/server. So it really comes down to what distro you like the feel of (like package mgmt and Window Manager). If you really want to run a distro tuned for server use, perhaps CentOS or other 'server distros' may be your choice. It depends on how comfortable you are operating those distros which are usually harder for a newbie to manage.
I don't in what sense your saying but it depends what sort of linux you want for you home pc and server.
The questions arises are:
1. Is it for Small Business
2. or Personal Study / Testing
I would suggest Ubuntu for noobs as these days it is competing with Windows OS and Mac but as other member have mentioned Linux Mint is great as well. I think its best to start learning from Debian distro and going towards other distro
As for server I would say Debian server would be best and CentOS as well. Depends upon what sort of server are you planning to host.