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View Poll Results: Stable, Secure and Fast Distro ?
Debian 5 16.67%
Slackware 14 46.67%
Gentoo 1 3.33%
RedHat 1 3.33%
Mandrake 2 6.67%
Suse 4 13.33%
Other (Please state) 3 10.00%
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Old 08-22-2002, 02:30 AM   #1
garyura
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Secure, Stable and Fast Distro?


Hello guy out there... I just want to here all of U oppinion about the secure, fast and stable linux distro that have U been Use and why U said that. This is becouse I am serching for a linux distro that are relly suatable for my server that have all that future. TQ for any oppinion [list]
[list=1][*]Debian[*]Slackware[*]RedHat[*]Mandrake[*]Suse[*]Gentoo[*]Others (Mention what)[/list=1]
 
Old 08-22-2002, 03:21 AM   #2
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Define secure, stable and fast, and I'll answer.

Regards
 
Old 08-22-2002, 03:40 AM   #3
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Old 08-22-2002, 04:20 AM   #4
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LFS of course would be the fastest, most stable, and well setup distro you could run, probably a Gentoo not far behind, and on those heels would be Slack.
 
Old 08-22-2002, 12:29 PM   #5
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As kind of how MartBrooks stated, you make it secure. That is up to the administer of the box. Stable, they all run basically the same kernel, the heart of the OS and last I heard Linux is pretty stable. Fast again depends on you the administer, how you have your box running, what services your using, hardware plays a role too. These types of questions will not get you direct answers, just opinions of people's favorites most of the time.
To me any choice is a good choice, its just how you customize and build your OS on your system to your needs, also making it secure while your doing it..
 
Old 08-22-2002, 04:35 PM   #6
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IMO, Slackware is the most stable, though Debian stable might be almost as stable, and perhaps more secure because it's so easy to apt-get updates. I've heard good things about Gentoo, but I doubt that a bleeding edge distro would be quite as stable as Slack or Debian.
 
Old 08-22-2002, 08:02 PM   #7
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I see that alot of U all choose Slackware. In slackware...how we want to mantain it's secure (I mean from the software bug ) like in debian U can just apt-get to solve the software bug. But how about in Slackware. TQ
 
Old 08-22-2002, 08:54 PM   #8
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yup, distributions section
 
Old 08-23-2002, 11:00 AM   #9
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yellowdog, if you have ppc hardware, i'ts a REDHAT based distribution for ppc macs
 
Old 08-23-2002, 01:31 PM   #10
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To answer the question of how to keep Slackware up to date with security patches....

1. Sign up for the Slackware security mailing list, to get announcements whenever an updated package is available.

2. go to ftp.slackware.com, look in the patches directory of your distro version. That's where security updates are kept. download the ones you don't have.

3. upgradepkg command will install the update.
 
Old 08-23-2002, 07:11 PM   #11
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Go with Debian, Slackware is definetly NOT worth the time and effort. I congratulate you if you can even make it start!!!
 
Old 08-24-2002, 12:58 AM   #12
MasterC
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Well then, I believe we have a Slackhater, or otherwise known as a non-slacker. Debian is a good suggestion, but I would think maybe something along the lines of a *BSD should have been suggested by now.

Cool
 
Old 08-24-2002, 03:15 AM   #13
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I think Slack8.1 with Reiser FS rules!
 
Old 08-24-2002, 03:29 AM   #14
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I seem to be reading trends here lately
 
Old 08-24-2002, 04:01 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
LFS of course would be the fastest, most stable, and well setup distro you could run, probably a Gentoo not far behind, and on those heels would be Slack.
Rubbish.

Regards
 
  


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