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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 02-06-2019, 06:39 AM   #16
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Red Hat
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:08 AM   #17
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No Fedora?
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:30 AM   #18
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No Fedora?
Fedora is in the Desktop category.

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Old 02-07-2019, 07:37 AM   #19
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I see.

Seems just a bit odd for the two lists to be mutually exclusive. Fedora offers a server spin and I suspect many of us use RHEL or CentOS for workstations as well.
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:48 AM   #20
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I wonder how it would look like when Slackware moves away from sys v init...
 
Old 02-13-2019, 01:54 AM   #21
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I wonder how it would look like when Slackware moves away from sys v init...
haha, seriously?!
 
Old 02-13-2019, 03:44 AM   #22
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Congratulations to Slackware. As solid as the Rock of Gibraltar and thoroughly deserves its first place as a server distro.
 
Old 02-13-2019, 05:41 AM   #23
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interesting result.

we all know that LQ is the home of slackware forums; so apart from that (no fanboying please), why and how is slackware the best server distro?
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:47 AM   #24
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Stability would be the keyword here. Having said that, I don't use it as as server distro myself, but plenty attest to its reliability.

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...er-4175477005/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...re-4175464722/

It also won last year and in 2013 as well.

What is sad to see, looking at previous years' winners, is Debian going from winning consistently to falling off the map and losing to Cent and Slackware in the late 2010s.

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Old 02-13-2019, 06:51 AM   #25
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While I haven't voted in this particular poll and don't plan to; I always find Slackware to be an odd choice for servers, while yeah sure, I can see how it would be stable, don't get me wrong. But are you really likely to find a lot of businesses that actually use Slackware as a server OS? I'd think you would be far more likely to find CentOS/RHEL, Debian, SUSE Linux being used on servers than Slackware being used on servers.

And just to be clear: this is **not** a rant against Slackware in any way, I just find it odd that Slackware would be widely used on the server. I'm **not** saying it can't be or shouldn't be.

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Old 02-13-2019, 07:24 AM   #26
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Well...... given that Linuxquestions.org has over 600,000 registered users, it is a bit disappointing, IMHO, only a few hundred people participated in the polls.
Oh, well...
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:45 AM   #27
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Well...... given that Linuxquestions.org has over 600,000 registered users, it is a bit disappointing, IMHO, only a few hundred people participated in the polls.
Oh, well...
We have a couple ideas to increase participation next year, but are certainly open to suggestions.

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Old 02-13-2019, 01:15 PM   #28
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haha, seriously?!
Well, yes? I selected Slackware for server as well because of its stability for a long time and minimal updates when you use the stable branch (not -current) but I really am interested to know if people would even consider it as a valid option if Slackware adopted a different init.
I have two machines at work, one is a Slackware 14.2 full which just works with minimal updates to a few packages every few months, and a Gentoo to play with. Since you can pretty much have a very small, lean and minimal dependency systemd, I use that, and its pretty fast and stable.
 
Old 02-13-2019, 01:18 PM   #29
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We have a couple ideas to increase participation next year, but are certainly open to suggestions.

--jeremy
One voter gets a prize of a computer from the winner of the vendor category, preloaded with all the category winners?
 
Old 02-13-2019, 02:57 PM   #30
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I selected Slackware for server as well because of its stability for a long time and minimal updates when you use the stable branch (not -current)
i guess that partly answers my question.
how minimal? how about security updates like with debian stable?
and, is slackware stable a release distro, or how does it work?

i mean, once it runs and never receives updates it surely is stable, but it needs to stay safe if it's to serve the wild web?
 
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