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Old 03-08-2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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ubuntu vs. centos in a large web environment

Hello all,

I have been a RPM-based distribution guy for a long time (redhat,centos,suse). We have a large shared and dedicated web environment that is starting to require more and more linux. I am in a position to switch gears and move to ubuntu if it makes sense. Things that are important to me are:
1. ease of deployment (both servers and websites themselves)
2. patch management
3. documentation

Old 03-08-2010, 01:11 PM   #2
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Ubuntu has paid support, and CentOS (as you probably know) does not. That is the only advantage I can think of.

Personally, if I were looking to switch from rpm to apt (which I am not) I would choose Debian over Ubuntu in a heartbeat (unless I needed the paid support as I mentioned).
Old 03-08-2010, 11:25 PM   #3
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I'd say stick with what you know; I can't think of any advantages to swapping and it'll take while to be as good with apt.
If you've got a large env you may want to be looking at the Spacewalk option (RH = Satellite) or RH/Centos Proxy. If you want paid support, go RH as that's what you know best.
Obviously you'd want Ubuntu LTS if you do swap.


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