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Old 03-02-2005, 04:52 AM   #1
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best server distro


hi i am curently about to give my network a compleat overhaul its about time i did as although i first put linux on my servers about a year ago now its still all working to the standerd it was befor i even considerd using linux. im curently in the proccess of backing up all my data off the severs and then both servers are going to be reformated and starting from scratch agian.

what i was wundering is what would be a good choice of server distro i have been using sles9 but could something els be better like rhel, turbo linux or tsl

just a few ideas from people who have used more then one of them would be good to get an idea about what would be the best distro to use

thanks for any help

berrance
 
Old 03-02-2005, 06:06 AM   #2
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Like we tell everyone here.. use what you are most comfortable with. If you like RPM based, go with Redhat, Suse or any of the others... If you like source based, Slackware is good.. if you like apt-get or emerge, use Debian or Gentoo.. its your choice, they can all do the job, there is no "best server distro" in my opinion.. cause that's all your going to get from other members, is their opinion. And if you want that, this question has been asked a gazillion times, a search would find those opinions on who thinks what is best for others, which is all fabricated and lies.. Go with your own choice and it will do the job.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 06:17 AM   #3
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i hav used slackware befor for my main sever it only lasted a month though i thought it was exilent but didnt hav time to configure everything and learn to configure everything but that was when i started using linux so it might be difrent now as i us slackware as my desktop OS mainly along with suse 64 bit (only use it to get the full 64bit use out of my CPU) but i was just wundering about tsl and turbo linux as i hav never used them but dont have the time to test them out. i didnt mind RH but that was RH9 which is why i was asking about RHEL it doesnt realy matter about RPM as i will download and compile most of the packages myself anyway to get things how i want them

i hav also used FreeBSD and that was definatly the best OS i have ever used but again that was when i first started trying other OSes and i didnt realy know any commands for BSD back then and the few i did know i have forgoten again and dont realy have the time to relearn it but in time i hope to load it onto one of my desktop machines and learn it as i thought it was trouly the best OS ever created apart from maybe another BSD but i havent tryed any other BSDs

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Old 03-02-2005, 06:25 AM   #4
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i hav used slackware befor for my main sever it only lasted a month though i thought it was exilent but didnt hav time to configure everything and learn to configure everything but that was when i started using linux so it might be difrent now as i us slackware as my desktop OS mainly along with suse 64 bit (only use it to get the full 64bit use out of my CPU) but i was just wundering about tsl and turbo linux as i hav never used them but dont have the time to test them out. i didnt mind RH but that was RH9 which is why i was asking about RHEL it doesnt realy matter about RPM as i will download and compile most of the packages myself anyway to get things how i want them

i hav also used FreeBSD and that was definatly the best OS i have ever used but again that was when i first started trying other OSes and i didnt realy know any commands for BSD back then and the few i did know i have forgoten again and dont realy have the time to relearn it but in time i hope to load it onto one of my desktop machines and learn it as i thought it was trouly the best OS ever created apart from maybe another BSD but i havent tryed any other BSDs
Okay, those are some really long run-on sentences you have there. I had to like... re-read your post several times before it started making sense. And you do know we have spelling check as well right?
 
Old 03-02-2005, 07:07 AM   #5
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sorry, about that. I'm i little busy at the moment and am doing about 30 things at once, so i just rushed the post. but then again thats no excuse but English is my worst subject
 
  


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