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View Poll Results: Server Distribution of the Year
CentOS 48 17.39%
Container Linux 0 0%
Debian Stable 74 26.81%
Gentoo 18 6.52%
Oracle Linux 3 1.09%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 13 4.71%
Scientific Linux 0 0%
Slackware 69 25.00%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 3 1.09%
Ubuntu LTS 48 17.39%
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:19 PM   #1
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Server Distribution of the Year

What distribution do you think is best suited for a server environment?

Old 01-02-2020, 08:22 PM   #2
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I used to go CentOS for servers but.. I'm just getting to the point where I won't put systemd inside anything but a VM unless I have to.. let alone something I need to be stable.

And hurray for the new polls!
Old 01-02-2020, 09:32 PM   #3
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Slackware ...what are those other names?
Old 01-03-2020, 08:47 AM   #4
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:31 PM   #5
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I really tried to vote for the server distro we have at work, the latest version was much better than the last version from 2018.

But, went with Slackware again, far simpler and easier to maintain + much more stable. The one I used in the basement had no issues and went down unexpectialy only due to a power supply issue (it runs 3 services, excluding ssh). Wish I could say the same for work

Granted, what I have running at home is trivial compared to work. But my home hardware is also a joke compared to work. So I believe the parameters balance out.

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Old 01-07-2020, 10:26 AM   #6
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I used Zentyal as a particular Ubuntu LTS server at work and I consider that it is stable well suite for our needs and with rich support.
Old 01-07-2020, 10:50 AM   #7
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I don't use Linux for server needs but if I did, would probably be Debian. Easy install, very stable. I just like that we have choices!
Old 01-07-2020, 11:08 AM   #8
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Slackware, but trimmed down into whatever I need at the moment, which isn't usually much.
At the moment I'm running a Trac focused installation in a VM, which I could also just run locally since it's completely personal, but what else am I going to use vms on? Gotta keep in touch with them somehow, heh.
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Old 01-26-2020, 06:29 AM   #10
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No Devuan? (barring that, I'm partial to Slackware).


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