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View Poll Results: Server Distribution of the Year
AlmaLinux 3 1.32%
CentOS 4 1.76%
CentOS Stream 2 0.88%
Debian Stable 70 30.84%
Gentoo 5 2.20%
Oracle Linux 2 0.88%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 3.08%
Rocky Linux 9 3.96%
Slackware 62 27.31%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 3.96%
Ubuntu LTS 54 23.79%
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Old 01-02-2022, 05:03 PM   #1
jeremy
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Server Distribution of the Year


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

--jeremy
 
Old 01-03-2022, 12:21 PM   #2
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If I were to set up a server, it would be on Devuan.
 
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Old 01-03-2022, 03:41 PM   #3
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On servers, a very good understanding of what is installed and which libraries are required is important. Thus, Gentoo it is.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 06:46 AM   #4
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I have voted for RHEL.
The reality being that for most of the projects (if not all) that I am involved in and on which I have a decision, I use CentOS (and since few months Rocky Linux).
But those being bug to bug RHEL clones, their merit goes to RHEL.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 08:52 AM   #5
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Go ahead and laugh at me. We have a parts/inventory server running arch. And it works just fine. It's not suppose to be a "server" linux. The point is that linux works well as a server. The one that you are most familiar with. So that you know how it works, how to update it, how to read its logs, how to administer it.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 10:27 AM   #6
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For many years now, Debian Stable (well it's oldstable currently).
 
Old 01-04-2022, 08:34 PM   #7
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Server Distribution of the Year

Slackware64-current, which has everything and the sink
 
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Old 01-04-2022, 11:19 PM   #8
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Cool Server Distribution of the Year

CentOS I've used this for 5 years for every possible use from render farms to to database clusters and everything in between
CentOS Stream as this is new to the mix and as CentOS is not going past release 8 giving Stream a go, on initial findings, it seem a good next step.
 
Old 01-07-2022, 04:17 PM   #9
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Slackware. Flexible. Solid. When you get serious
 
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Old 02-02-2022, 01:17 AM   #10
dchmelik
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OpenBSD Unix, but FreeBSD Unix, NetBSD Unix, Open Solaris Unix forks, Slackware, maybe Devuan and Gentoo are also good (don't know about DragonFlyBSD yet, but probably.)

Last edited by dchmelik; 02-02-2022 at 01:42 AM.
 
Old 02-03-2022, 05:51 PM   #11
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I liked SLES before stuff moved to containers.
 
Old 02-16-2022, 02:45 AM   #12
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Happy to see Debian Stable win!
 
Old 02-16-2022, 10:55 AM   #13
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Why?
 
Old 02-16-2022, 11:22 AM   #14
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Why?
Because I like Debian.
 
Old 02-16-2022, 01:37 PM   #15
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It'd be nice if there was an built-in way to compare poll results over time - I manually grabbed previous polls to produce the attached graph.

No idea how meaningful/representative of anything the votes here are, but interesting that the demise of CentOS has not resulted in a rise of RHEL votes.

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