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    For long term stability and support I'd go with CentOS.

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    I use Ubuntu with a --server install flag. It keeps the install minimul and I get to decide what goes on it.
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    Os

    I myself use what I'm most familiar with.. I'm a bit of a noob... when it comes to installs and things like that.. but after time you learn lots.


    For as old as this is.. Redhat Linux 9

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    9? I forgot about that version!

    If you like the RedHat feel, and want something free, try Fedora as it kept most of the file locations and there is also CentOS which is very similar too.

    The newer versions support a much wider range of printers, video cards, wireless, USB devices etc.

    Many open source web applications don't support the older versions of PHP, PERL and MySQL too. (eg, blogs, wikis, forums, CMS like joomla, web photo galleries)

    Are you tied to 9?

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    The BEST SERVER LINUX DISTRO that you'd ever find is:

    1. The distro that you really know inside out

    2. The distro that help you with security updates and don't screw up thinks like kernel modules or something like that , I hate CentOS because when I installed It by default It upgrade the kernel. That is a shame.

    3. The distro where you can apply the security and good administration knowledge that you have.

    4. The distro that allows you recompile the kernel and install new modules with not much impact in the server availability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roche View Post
    2. The distro that help you with security updates and don't screw up thinks like kernel modules or something like that , I hate CentOS because when I installed It by default It upgrade the kernel. That is a shame.
    Sorry but, if there is a kernel issue that needs a patch, yes I do want that kernel update. That is hardly a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schotty View Post
    Sorry but, if there is a kernel issue that needs a patch, yes I do want that kernel update. That is hardly a shame.
    But when you have custum kernel modules compile for 2.6.X and your fancy distro update the kernel ignoring that modules. Your are **** up.

    In the next reboot just nothing works.

    By defualt sucha things should be off and turn on under your risk.
    Last edited by roche; 12-20-2006 at 11:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roche View Post
    I hate CentOS because when I installed It by default It upgrade the kernel.
    Er, no, CentOS in fact does not update the kernel. It will notify you that a kernel update is available, but unless you specifically tell it to update, it does not.
    TANSTAAFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by cga View Post
    Er, no, CentOS in fact does not update the kernel. It will notify you that a kernel update is available, but unless you specifically tell it to update, it does not.

    Good point. I forgot that about the redhatupdater thingie. But then again, any package can be set to not update.

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