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Old 08-19-2009, 08:10 AM   #16
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I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 running as a mail server and a database server for my home learning basically.

Ive installed DB2 Express-c and configured it.

Its quick, fast and not that time consuming to set up.

Hope this helps in some way.

regards
 
Old 08-19-2009, 09:50 AM   #17
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Since there are no posts against Slackware, why not to assume that professors know better? Naturally, I assume you are not on such terms with them that they want to hurt you.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 10:04 AM   #18
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i personally prefer debian lenny with kde 3.5- its extraordinarily stable and is very fast and efficient
 
Old 08-19-2009, 07:28 PM   #19
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The other nice thing about Centos/RHEL, apart from its wide commercial usage (eg NYSE) is that it has a 7 year support lifecycle http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/, including backports of updates to older versions of apps etc.
Not many distros have that.
 
  


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