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View Poll Results: Server Distribution of the Year
CentOS 50 19.76%
Container Linux 0 0%
Debian Stable 46 18.18%
Gentoo 5 1.98%
Oracle Linux 0 0%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 25 9.88%
Scientific Linux 0 0%
Slackware 65 25.69%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 14 5.53%
Ubuntu LTS 48 18.97%
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:28 PM   #1
jeremy
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Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
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What distribution do you think is best suited for a server environment?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-07-2019, 12:39 AM   #2
YesItsMe
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There was a time when I thought it was Debian.

Today, probably, Slackware.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:20 AM   #3
adrian_stephens
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Anything that's stable and has zfs / qemu support.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 06:29 AM   #4
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I would have also said Debian at one point. But now, Slackware.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:09 AM   #5
mward2015
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Anything that doesn't have systemd, so Slackware .

Debian really gone downhill, their leadership is choosing political decisions over technical,
e.g. they removed a really useful "weboob" package which has been a part of Debian for 8 years
because of "muh SJW feelings" and made a lot of other bad decisions I'm not going to mention.
For a technical project, choosing political over technical is a really bad sign

Last edited by mward2015; 01-10-2019 at 07:12 AM.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:16 AM   #6
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Slackware
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:31 AM   #7
linustalman
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Debian Stable FTW!
 
Old 01-11-2019, 04:44 AM   #8
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Slackware of course.
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:13 AM   #9
Ook
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Debian was a close contender until they went down the systemd path....Now it's Slackware on everything - app servers, fax server (I have an old Dell box sitting in the corner of the server room running Slackware 14.1 and hylafax. Uptime is more than 400 days). web server, db server, workstation, gaming machine - Slackware does it all.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:25 AM   #10
trosdejos
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Debian Stable
 
Old 01-15-2019, 02:42 AM   #11
Honest Abe
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My vote is for RHEL/CentOS. It's what I am familiar with and I see no compelling reason to change.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:09 AM   #12
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I switched from Ubuntu to Slackware for all of my servers, and a lot of problems went away. Today I run all of my servers on Slackware - fax, web, app, db. I left Debian when they went down the systemd path. Ubuntu caused a bit of grief. Slackware works, and while there may be something better out there, since what I have gets the job done with minimal pain, I have no incentive to move.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:04 AM   #13
resuni
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I'm torn between Debian and CentOS, but I'll lean towards CentOS because I like the way iptables is daemonized by default. (At least after firewalld is disabled and the iptables-services package is installed.)
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:19 PM   #14
Cyberjackal
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Distribution: Arch, FreeBSD, Red Hat, Fedora, Void
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Use RedHat a lot for work, but voted CentOS.
Great server distro!
 
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:44 PM   #15
dchmelik
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Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware GNU/Linux,FreeBSD Unix,OpenSolaris Unix,OpenBSD Unix,NetBSD Unix,FreeDOS,Replicant/Android
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Sometimes I use Slackware, but in a more serious situation, I'd say OpenBSD Unix.
 
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