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Old 08-06-2013, 11:48 AM   #16
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I disagree with the Ubuntu statement here, and in any other post in this thread. Ubuntu is a great server operating system. If it wasn't, Wikipedia wouldn't have it installed on 1,500 of their servers.
Ubuntu on a server is a very different thing to Ubuntu on a PC. Would a programmer really want to use Unity? Also, Ubuntu's software is not always stable. The limited number of programs in the server edition are all carefully checked, because Canonical gets paid for user support by a lot of users. The stuff in the repository comes straight out of Debian Unstable. Lastly, it's very fussy over hardware. If, for example, you've got an Intel video chip other than the latest model, the installer will just lock-up.
 
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #17
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I disagree with the Ubuntu statement here, and in any other post in this thread. Ubuntu is a great server operating system. If it wasn't, Wikipedia wouldn't have it installed on 1,500 of their servers. Also, Ubuntu is the most major player in the OpenStack cloud computing software.

And GOOGLE uses a modified version of Ubuntu on their 1,000,000 servers.

Proof:
http://www.ubuntu.com/products/casestudies/wikimedia

Cloud:
http://www.ubuntu.com/cloud

Performance data:
http://ganglia.wikimedia.org/latest/

So saying Ubuntu isn't stable enough is a ridiculous statement.
neither of those links have anything to do with Ubuntu desktop as the OP is asking about. the 2nd link has to do with Ubuntu LTS, this is their 5yr supported LONG TERM SERVER/SUPPORT they are NOT the same thing. That is like saying Fedora = RHEL, sorry but they are NOT the same thing.

The Ubuntu workstation has a 9mo upgrade cycle, that is UNSTABLE by definition.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 01:20 PM   #18
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Ubuntu Server LTS is stable to the extent it is a fork of Debian (recently rated the #1 server distro by linuxquestions members) therefore it is not plagued by the additional bloat and spyware that are the downfall of Ubuntu Desktop. For individual users and/or education, why not just go with Debian? For corporate clients, Ubuntu has paid support available from Canonical, and Debian does not. This doesn't mean Ubuntu is a superior operating system to Debian, simply that Canonical is better positioned in the marketplace to attract a certain type of customer.

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:51 PM   #19
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I've tried both distros in the past. But neither one appeals to me. Sometimes I will try a new release from a liveCD to see what's different since my last preview of it. But rarely gets installed on my machine.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 05:11 PM   #20
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I want to use Linux for networking programming..in M.Tech.
which is better to use with the concern of industry use..
i.e which OS is preferred for Research project by research institute from above two OS?
Neither.

If you want something for "industry use", go with either CentOS or openSUSE, or possibly Debian.

If you want something for a "research institute", go with Scientific Linux.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 02:19 PM   #21
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Ubuntu used to be fine, and that's what those systems are based off of. The wikimedia link you provided says that they're using version 8.04, that version was from back when Ubuntu was reliable and stable. A lot has changed in the last 5 years.

I haven't been able to get Ubuntu to work reliably and consistently since version 10.04, since then it's gone downhill with the quickness.
Agreed.

Well,.. Amazon provides 12.04 LTS for Cloud Machines, as does Rackspace, and those have been reliable to me, in my experience. Just web servers, caches and proxies.

But, in any other circumstance, I tend to use SL6 or Centos6 for servers. But certainly, not ever, would I use Fedora for a prod-server.
 
  


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