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Old 09-08-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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Cool I want to build and host 300 U.S. voters with another billion or so visitors.


HI folks, Yes you read right. I am considering Solaris, Ubuntu, and Suse. Since I have never done this before what do you suggest. Thanks bb.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 02:35 PM   #2
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Whatever you use I would suggest using the LTS version (long term service version). In the past I would have said go with Ubuntu server however I find Red Hat to be particularly good. So I think you should use CentOS (free version of Red Hat lacking corporate support). When you say hosting 300 voters do you mean webhosting? Listserver? Mail server? VPN? Local user logins?

You need to give us more information and do your homework more before you can expect to see any kind of quality response to your question. Figure out what you really want to ask.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 02:56 PM   #3
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Right, and "[a] billion or so visitors"? Per hour? Per day? Per year? Per decade?

Depending on what you're intending to host, you may have a wee bit of difficulty scaling to a number of that size.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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Indeed, 'build and host 300 U.S. voters' is meaningless; you can't 'host' people.
What exactly do you mean by this?
Also, as above, 'a billion visitors' : in what time period?
 
Old 09-08-2011, 07:47 PM   #5
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Also, what's up with the "US voters?" This question seems kind of odd.......
 
Old 09-09-2011, 01:29 PM   #6
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Ah, cross-posts, and the wonders thereof:

Looking at the other instance of this question, the one that has been closed off, there is a critical difference in the titles:

Quote:
I want to build and host 300 millionU.S. voters with another billion or so visitors.
At least one has to be wrong. I'm guessing that 300 US voters wouldn't be such a big deal as 300 miliion, but you never can tell.
 
Old 09-09-2011, 01:49 PM   #7
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HI folks, Yes you read right... Thanks bb.
you want to build 300 robots and you want to program them vote in next years election ?
 
Old 09-09-2011, 01:51 PM   #8
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If you want to host US voters, you need a hotel, not on operating system.
 
Old 09-09-2011, 01:58 PM   #9
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At least one has to be wrong. I'm guessing that 300 US voters wouldn't be such a big deal as 300 miliion, but you never can tell.
there are only about 300,000,000 people who live in the us and most of us cant vote (babies, criminals, non-citizens)
 
Old 09-14-2011, 12:46 PM   #10
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Please forgive my ambiguity

Linux forum wanted me to post something and I did. I won't do that again. Your right I was not prepared.
Thank you for your replys.

Last edited by bbrabozo; 09-14-2011 at 12:47 PM.
 
Old 09-14-2011, 01:55 PM   #11
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Linux forum wanted me to post something and I did. I won't do that again. Your right I was not prepared.
Thank you for your replys.
now i'm even more confused ?
 
Old 09-14-2011, 04:05 PM   #12
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now i'm even more confused ?
Why? He/She admitted we were right and left it at that. Sounds pretty straight forward to me.
 
  


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