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Poll: Server Distribution of the Year
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The nominees are:

Mandriva Enterprise Server
Oracle Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Scientific Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Ubuntu LTS

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:25 AM   #16
Registered: Sep 2011
Distribution: fedora, redhat, mint
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:30 PM   #17
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Thumbs up

Old 12-21-2012, 01:39 AM   #18
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: Netherlands
Distribution: Kubuntu, Debian, Suse, Slackware
Posts: 317

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Used to be Slackware, but switched to Debian when I installed my new server. Less work to maintain an up-to-date configuration. It just runs in the background and doing an apt-get update/upgrade once in a while is all that's needed.
Old 12-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #19
Registered: Feb 2010
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Scientific, Ubuntu, Fedora
Posts: 373

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You're all crazy Scientific Linux easily! RHEL rock-solidity; proper professional documentation from upstream; a genuine will to help from the sysadmins at Fermilab who build it; ten years(!) of free security patches with the ability to stick to the original point install base for that whole period; RPM based (yes I prefer it to dpkg - so shoot me); Sensible packaging & config policy - no unannounced application retirements / replacements, config changes or disappearances or re-naming of config files (Debian devs I'm looking at you). etc..
Old 12-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #20
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Distribution: CentOS or Debian
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Fedora! Although I may be changing to CentOS soon (if I can ever get my HP ProLiant's network cards to be recognized).
Old 12-21-2012, 05:36 PM   #21
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Klaipėda, Lithuania
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 341

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Slackware is what's installed in my VPS.
Old 12-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #22
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS
Posts: 514

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Should the RHEL clones be combined? While CentOS and Scientific aren't 100% alike, they're pretty much 99.9% alike, so overall any minor differences wouldn't matter.

That said, I think Slackware stands as a good server distribution, with Scientific as a close second. I'm not sure why people seem to think that Slackware package management is still 100% manual. Slackware 14 comes with slackpkg, which will pull in any updates from the Slackware repository based on a changelog file.
Old 01-01-2013, 12:38 PM   #23
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Greece
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 345

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:42 PM   #24
Registered: Apr 2012
Location: Northern US
Distribution: Arch, Manjaro, CentOS/RHEL, SUSE
Posts: 88

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RHEL as always, but Scientific Linux is a nice clone from CERN...
Old 01-03-2013, 12:43 AM   #25
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RHEL and CentOS are the standards when it comes to Server Deploment...

Old 01-03-2013, 12:46 AM   #26
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RHEL - The Ultimate ..
Old 01-03-2013, 05:46 AM   #27
Registered: Apr 2012
Location: Northern US
Distribution: Arch, Manjaro, CentOS/RHEL, SUSE
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Originally Posted by mukesh_pmks View Post
RHEL and CentOS are the standards when it comes to Server Deploment...
I agree, but I think all RHEL/CentOS admins should give Scientific a shot. There are both pro's and con's when compared with CentOS, but I like the fact that I have a choice when I need to go to a clone. Of course I prefer RHEL over both, but it's not always an option.
Old 01-03-2013, 06:47 AM   #28
Registered: May 2010
Location: Japan
Distribution: Slackware 13.37, Slackware 14, Wind0z8, Ubuntu 12.10
Posts: 156

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Slackware on my home server. Set it up when 13.37 came out, haven't had to touch it since then. Rock effin solid.

Probably ought to run the security updates tho.
Old 01-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #29
Registered: Jul 2012
Location: Rockville, MD
Distribution: CrunchBang / Ubuntu
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RHEL!!! Definitely.
Old 01-03-2013, 12:33 PM   #30
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Location: New Delhi India
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux


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