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Old 10-08-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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Question Oracle Linux 7

This is a noob question, I have researched but want to confirm that I understand what I read. I'm using Linux Mint 17 and very happy with it as I only use it for Web surfing and email. Just wondering would installing Oracle Linux 7 be an advantage or is it more of a business/data operating system?

Thank you for any help.

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OEL is free to run, BUT, there is a subscription service you have to pay for to get any updates or support. Without the subscription OEL loses value very fast. Same with RHEL.

For desktop, it is best to stick with community distros IMO. If you like bleeding edge, then Fedora, and if you are more about a stable environment, then Debian, Ubuntu are nice.

If you want to get into a more custom and more intermediate level OS, then Slackware or Arch might be of benefit.

For servers I prefer Debian or Centos.
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Thank you for your help...that is all I need to know. *smile*



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