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View Poll Results: Server Distribution of the Year
Debian 151 29.49%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 73 14.26%
CentOS 77 15.04%
Ubuntu LTS 62 12.11%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 1.95%
Gentoo 16 3.13%
Slackware 118 23.05%
Mandriva Enterprise Server 2 0.39%
Oracle Enterprise Linux 1 0.20%
Scientific Linux 2 0.39%
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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It's the best. By far.
Old 01-13-2011, 02:05 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Linux.tar.gz View Post
It's the best. By far.
...said a slacker

Slackware FTW
Old 01-13-2011, 02:16 PM   #4
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Debian for sure!
Old 01-13-2011, 04:38 PM   #5
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I've never installed a server only but if I did it would be Debian or Slackware...
Old 01-13-2011, 07:19 PM   #6
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I wish I could vote Debian, but it's hard to beat RHEL.
Old 01-14-2011, 12:11 AM   #7
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CentOS has never let me down. Being loyal to the one all my servers run on.
Old 01-14-2011, 02:55 AM   #8
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CentOS. Used to use CentOS, then switched to Ubuntu and switched back to CentOS about 18 months ago. Solid.
Old 01-14-2011, 08:45 AM   #9
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+1 for Slackware
Old 01-14-2011, 02:28 PM   #10
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Well, this can be turned into another flame-war, coz' I'm yet to see Slack OR Debian OR mentioned XYZ distros as the servers at a serious enterprise level.
Nothing beats RHEL and to some extent CentOS in this category, no matter how much the fanboys keep trying prove their point.Period.

*(Or may be I'm a dumba**s not to see the Slack impact at some enterprise level, if not then I stick to my words )

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Old 01-14-2011, 03:04 PM   #11
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:17 PM   #12
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I agree with PrinceSharma for standard/normal/business servers - nothing beats RHEL.
Of course Gentoo is 1st choice for beleeding edge servers
Old 01-15-2011, 10:50 PM   #13
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no bsd, gonna roll with gentoo then. not gonna deal with those crapage managers
Old 01-16-2011, 03:56 AM   #14
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debian. Period.
Old 01-16-2011, 01:17 PM   #15
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Ubuntu and Red Hat for sure.


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