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Posted 12 January 2005 - 15:10
Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:14
Debian "stable" tends to use two year old kernels for those that want something that has been tested under every possible condition. It is very conservative. A bit too conservative for my tastes.
Thanks.. I have never been able to install any BSD or Debian on my test server both had hardware incompatibilities, I believe. Although, I'm sure they would have no issues on the server but I'm not installing any server solution that I can't have on my test server. I never had any issues installing any RedHat product. I'll have to check out Whitebox, Thanks.
Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:18
Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:30
It's also from the unstable branch. Much like Knoppix, Mepis and the other Debian children.
If you use a debian based distro, I would go with Ubuntu. My company currently uses Ubuntu on most of our servers. The packages in the Ubuntu repository seem better and it is a little bit easier I think. The plus side of Ubuntu is that it has great auto detection of hardware and best of all, it's debian based.
Edited by fred666, 04 May 2005 - 02:45.
Posted 13 January 2005 - 03:52
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Posted 16 January 2005 - 00:01
I'm no Linux guru but Mandrake and Suse have always been great to me. They've got nice administration tools built in and they run rock solid.
That's just me though. I use them as a compliment to many networks. I like Mandrake for schools because it looks nice and friendly for others to use. I use Squid Proxy most times on Mandrake. Nice app!
I still want to try out Gentoo but haven't had time yet.
Posted 16 January 2005 - 00:08
Good choices. I'm using Slackware at the moment. I started not to long ago using the distro, and its pretty easy to configure and to use.
For a server? I'd go with debian or slackware, or even ditch linux and go with FreeBSD.
Posted 16 January 2005 - 10:28
Mandrake is geared towards the desktop user and its not really insecure, no more than most distros. I wouldn't personally use Mandrake for a server. Many people use Fedora as a server distro all though its geared towards the desktop just like Mandrake.
Mandrake is one of the worst OS's for Server use. Its insecure and horrible.
Just my opinion.
However i have to say Redhat enterprise is good for production use, as it has a large support medium.
However, there are other distros such as freebsd and debian which are great for production use.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 09:07
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