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Old 11-04-2012, 09:12 AM   #1
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Anyone here tried Mageia as a Server?

Only just discovered this distro, it seems as if it might make a good server OS. Any thoughts on this, is Mageia likely to be a good server OS or should I just stick to CentOS for servers?
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Originally Posted by Nick_C View Post
is Mageia likely to be a good server OS or should I just stick to CentOS for servers?
IMHO "likely" and "good" aren't the criteria to use as it could easily lead to only opinions. Since it's about servers instead: a IMHO better question could be: "is the distribution or upstream known for providing a server class / Enterprise-grade Linux distribution?" and the criteria to apply could deal with vendor experience and commitment, quality assurance, distribution longevity, sources of support, state of the documentation. Comparison should result in a list of "must haves" which could then be compared with a "like to have" list of features you're missing. If any of those are crucial you have a valid reason to contemplate a switch.
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Question Anyone here tried Mageia as a Server?


Has anyone tried Mageia 3 as a mail server?
I'm not familiar with MariaDB and Dragonfly Mail Agent. Any advice on this?
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I've been a happy user of Mageia 3 since shortly after it dropped. I'm going to assume you mean server in the physical sense and not a specific 'service' ala Apache.

Many of the same tools or variations of them that come with Redhat are available for Mageia. That said, I wouldn't recommend it for a production server simple for the support issue. I don't know of any real support channels for one running an enterprise level Mageia (or even Mandriva) server.

If your not talking enterprise level and your just running a box that doesn't need any real support (outside of yourself) I'd say go for it. I think anyone comfortable running Fedora on a server shouldn't have much issue with Mageia. There are a few slight differences I know of. The main one is getting used to the urpm* toolset instead of yum for package management, but one could always just replace that with yum.

Hope this is still relevant.


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