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Old 09-06-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Witch Distro Should I Use Out Of.....


Hey Guys, My Names Tobi, I Used To Use Red Hat Linux Since Version 4!
However, When They Started Charging (RHEL) I Switched To Ubuntu Linux, Witch Now I Really Dislike Because Of Recent Updates. Is There Any More Redhat Like Distros Out There Now? I Heard CentOS And Fedora 11 Are Fairly Similar To RHEL 5... Should I Use That? I Havnt Used RHEL Only The Old RH Versions Are They Still Similar?
My General usages:
Apache Server
MySQL Server
Php (5)
And Yeah, I Love The Old KDE Desktop (BlueCurve Was Good) Heard They Got Rid Of It ?
Damn XD
Anywho, Any Help
Tell Me If i Should Use:
CentOS Or Fedora, Or If Theres One Very Similar To Red Hat Was Tell me
I Dont Like All The Sudo Crap In ubuntu, Trying To Avoid That If Possible, In RH You Didnt Need That For Root Access
 
Old 09-06-2009, 05:26 PM   #2
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I'm somewhat new too so someone correct me if i'm wrong but I believe when they started charging for RHEL there was a fork and Fedora was created (so fedora is basically the same free RH).
I'm with you on not liking to sudo all the time
if you want to keep it secure you can just do sudo su whenever you need so you dont have to keep typing sudo over and over. Or if you're not worried about security do sudo passwd, put in a password and your root account is enabled. I like k/ubuntu better than fedora
 
Old 09-06-2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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Hmm, Thanx for that, still cant decide witch distro I used ubuntu after RH Stopped and RHEL Was Distributed. But i really dislike ubuntu 9.04 The Server Edition Is Ruined In My Opinion, And Yeah As I Said Sudos Strange !
Still need help on witch distro to use that was most like RHEL OR RH XD
 
Old 09-06-2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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Most like redhat would be fedora then...fedora is just a continuation of RH
 
Old 09-06-2009, 05:34 PM   #5
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Grab Centos. It's RedHat without the logos and some RH proprietary tools. Get it from: http://www.centos.org/

If you don't want to use RedHat type distros at all, try Suse.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 05:37 PM   #6
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Hehe thanx for that, Ill Probs Try CentOS Later (Probobly Download It On Wednesday)
And Fedora I Might Try Later Also XD
Might set up my old machine to dual boot with them and see if i like em, all the help was great
 
Old 09-06-2009, 07:16 PM   #7
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Any others?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 07:26 PM   #8
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If you like KDE, openSUSE is a good choice, they have always leaned towards KDE. KDE has changed a lot since RedHat 4, so you might want to pick up 10.3 rather than the new ones. There's live CDs too, so you can try it out before you install. It's not exactly like RedHat, but it is similar.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 08:46 PM   #9
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Slackware was intended to be a server but has been modified for a desktop user.
12.2 has the kde3.5 desktop available and 13 has the newer kde4 desktop.
Slack doesn't use sudo unless you set it up yourself for it.
Lots of terminal time until you have everything set up to your liking.
Slack assumes nothing of what the user wants so you pretty much have to set everything up precisely how you want it from the get go.
The only hand holding you'll have is on the install where your network connection will be found as well as a decent monitor res setting which you can change during the install.
You pick which desktop environment you want from KDE, Gnome, xfce, can't recall the others.
You have a decent working environment to build on after the install if you use the dvd.
Using the first cd leaves you about as bare bones as you can get.
No rpm's though and you have to download and install what you want by hand,, which sounds harder than it actually is.
The official slackware forum is here at LQ and there's a Slackware handbook for reference.
Slackbuilds and slacky.eu gives me everything I need for a complete system.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 03:37 AM   #10
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My dad used to have a computer store (He used to use Unix In His Day Then Linux For His Shops Servers (From 1991- 1998)
He used redhat 1 XD
We All Stopped Using Linux With RHEL But I Need To Know
Should I Be Getting
Fedora
Or CentOS If I Want A Redhat Like Linux
+ Has Redhat Changed much With RHEL ? Is it A Different Command Line In RHEL? Is It The Same As It Was WIth Redhat?
Cant Decide Between CentOS And Fedora I Need To Know tonight, Dad Said I Can Download One Of Them, And He will do it when he gets home (I Cant Decide Witch 1 tho) He Doesnt Live With Me And Has A Better Internet Connection, So Yeah!
 
Old 09-07-2009, 03:41 AM   #11
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one more thing Does Fedora COME with Apache, MySQL, Php, ? (Prefer a DNS Server to But Yeh)
 
Old 09-07-2009, 04:01 AM   #12
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Fedora is a bit bleeding edge technology and has short life cycle. You will have a to shift to newer version every 18months for older will lose support and will have no updates.
Go with CentOS5.3. Its the latest and CentOS5.4 will come out soon. CentOS is actually a fork of RHEL. Its binary compatible with RHEL as well. It is what you want for your server. You can try out Fedora on a desktop where you can upgrade to newer version every now and then and if something borks out you can safely reformat and reinstall.
On server side CentOS is what you should look for. Better support, more stable and long life cycle of about 7 years. This is an important factor when it comes to server OS.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 04:33 AM   #13
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Thanx... I think ive decided to go CentOS
Just 1 last thing
does CentOS Have KDE Desktop (I Love KDE XD Hate GNOME XD)
 
Old 09-07-2009, 04:39 AM   #14
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Yes it should have KDE as well. If its not bundled with dvd you can always install it from the repositories.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 06:36 PM   #15
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Oki Dokie I Think This Is Solved? (THINK)
 
  


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