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jeremy 01-07-2010 02:35 PM

Server Distribution of the Year
The best Linux distribution to install on a server.


Kenichi Kato 01-08-2010 02:59 AM


EricTRA 01-08-2010 05:50 AM

Debian Lenny

Kind regards,


diilbert 01-08-2010 07:15 PM

I still stand by Debian as the best server OS.

Wifi-Fanatux 01-09-2010 08:48 AM

Mandriva Enterprise Server
Can Mandriva Enterprise Server be added? I am really curious to know if any members are forking out the $400+, and how it compares to the rest. I am presuming perhaps that some European companies might be using this server software.

jeremy 01-09-2010 10:46 AM

Mandriva Enterprise Server has been added.


salimshahzad 01-10-2010 02:53 AM

Dear Gurus,

i am going to be crazy and lazy as i found 1000+ flavors of linux distribution. whenever discussion start some say use debian base distro and some say redhat still best.

the worst issue with huge application like oracle still does not certify yet any of debian realease.

however debian is highly stable,durable. i use ubuntu due to easy use. debian i feel lot of questions. similary people refer for security terms debian and slackware are the top most.

i heard some people use debian/slackware use as firewall,gateway,routers

kind regards

gotfw 01-10-2010 03:18 AM

Debian gets the nod server side when I use Linux in situations where stability and security take precedence over paid support and indemnity.

salimshahzad 01-10-2010 11:45 PM

dear sir

can you clarify more and i will try to understand and learn from you

thanks and appreciated your quick action

MBybee 01-11-2010 09:37 AM

RHEL for the win.

I converted 2 major clients to RHEL in 2009 (one from Windows, one from AIX), and despite being more of a BSD/Debian fan I find that RHEL is what I'm always asked about professionally.
Great wins for them, especially on the Xen front (I actually had a client ask MS in a sales meeting if 'Hypervisor was something like Xen' - rofl)

scmbg 01-11-2010 04:35 PM

I always use Red Hat, but here in the work Debian is the standard and make the move (Red hat -> Debian) is a little hard, and I still prefer Red Hat.

nuxrl 01-11-2010 09:14 PM

Slackware has my vote. Have been using it as my server for serveal years, Very solid and easy to maintain.

salimshahzad 01-12-2010 01:26 AM

if you understand the objective, try to understand the base question. Oracle does not support debian and slackware based what to do next? any reason. is slackware and debian not stable, not worth good to use oracle server or database?

mjjzf 01-12-2010 12:19 PM

Slackware is solid stuff and still has support for the version from 2001. That is impressive enough in my book.

JMJ_coder 01-12-2010 03:19 PM

If I'm running a server I'd be running NetBSD. But since this poll asks about Linux flavors, I think Slackware is the way to go.

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