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Old 01-12-2007, 02:12 PM   #1
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Need your opinion on which SuSE version to run


I'm running a server on SuSE Linux (openSUSE to be exact).

Currently, it's on 10.0, but I have the option of having it reinstalled completely (they would create a "VPS template" or an image I guess) as 10.1 or 10.2. So I'm wondering... if you chose between 10.0, 10.1, and 10.2 for a server, which would you choose?

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Old 01-12-2007, 02:30 PM   #2
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Unless there is something you need on one of the newer versions or it is unstable I would leave it alone.
Old 01-12-2007, 02:32 PM   #3
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I'm trying to keep it as hardened as possible, so the only feature I'd like is security. Does 10.1 or 10.2 deliver improved security versus 10.0?

Thank you.

Old 01-12-2007, 02:51 PM   #4
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I'd never use open suse for a server. I'd go for Debian or Slackware (if it's a small server). If your server works fine leave it as it is.
Old 01-12-2007, 02:56 PM   #5
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Unfortunately since it's already set up using SUSE I'm not sure if I can change it over, but I'll check.

Thanks to both of you!

Old 01-12-2007, 06:43 PM   #6
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I was running Ubuntu 6.06 as a print server but I now have opensuse 10.2 running as a file and print server at home just fine.

Actually my last 10.1 machine was just upped to 10.2 last night, and I am very happy with the decision.

now that Ubuntu is gone, no more sudo everything ( that was VERY annoying to me) - heck even with a root account i could not find a way to log in as root.

I'd go Suse 10.2 or Slack as a recomendation, just my 2 cents.

PS Suse 10.2 changed over to ext3 by default. It can still read/write reiser FS though.
I have heard of people upgrading, personally i did a fesh install from 10.1 to 10.2 that went smooth.

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