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Old 08-15-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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Which distro is easiest to setup for these services...


I want to set up a new home linux server to use for the following services. I have set up redhat, fedora, and opensuse for these services in the past, but it always takes me a while to install and tweak to get everything working. No distro has ever done these few things out of the box without a bunch of work on my part.

1. vnc (fast and preferably available even after a power outage)
2. disk storage sharing to windows machines (in the past I've used samba... is there something better?)
3. bit torrent client (I've used vuze, but I don't care as long as it works reliably)
4. occassional apache and ftp server

That's it... that's all I need. There must be a distro that I can get up and running quickly with these services.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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whatever you're most familiar with
 
Old 08-15-2009, 10:43 PM   #3
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whatever you're most familiar with
I'm most recently familiar with opensuse and previously with fedora.... both are a bit of a headache to get my simple list of services going quickly. I'm hoping that a different newer distro will be able to do my short list "out of the box" and without much tweaking. #4 is not as important as 1-3.
 
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you're used to redhat-based, so I'm not going to suggest Ubuntu.

SuSE probably, just for yast2.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 12:14 PM   #5
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you're used to redhat-based, so I'm not going to suggest Ubuntu.

SuSE probably, just for yast2.
Yast2 is awesome. Unfortunately in the current version of opensuse 11.1, I am having trouble getting vnc working.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 12:49 AM   #6
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Just in case anyone is following this thread... I thought I'd let you know which distro I chose. I chose fedora 11. I did a quick test and I like the fact that I can install almost everything I need during initial fedora installation including repos. Opensuse was getting too buggy lately for me.

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