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Thread: Best linux version ?
03-27-2005, 08:32 PM #1
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03-27-2005, 09:23 PM #2Smooth Stone ServicesGuest
I've heard good things about Slackware.
03-28-2005, 01:45 AM #3SipGuest
There really is no "best," just what works best for you! Fedora can work, but it's mostly promoted these days as a desktop OS and at best, "a server in progress." CentOS is excellent, IMO. And yes, Slack is great, but you'll having a hard time finding a datacenter wanting to support Slack unfortunately.
03-28-2005, 10:56 AM #4
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Just help me to choose one too, my own use, which kind of edition suit me?
03-31-2005, 09:46 AM #5almostfamousGuest
For a server I would choose Debian, my favourite server is the one I just shoved Debian on and left running as a file server - that was a year ago and I haven't had to touch it since. Compare that to a Suse mail server which I had to troubleshoot yesterday - that really confused me.
For desktop I'm torn between a few good distros. Ubuntu is just like Debian but nicer in the way of desktop stuff, Suse has been very good to me in that it always detects all of my hardware on every machine I've tried. At the moment I'm using Gentoo, but I probably wouldn't recommend it to anybody new to Linux.
At the end of the day though it's all personal choices. With broadband it's not hard to download a few isos overnight and play around until you're happy. You could even use vmware and not risk losing anything. Plus various places can sell you cheap CDs and you local Linux Users Group would be more than happy to help you install something.
03-31-2005, 10:41 AM #6NullifiedGuest
What kind of server? Where and what will it be used for?
03-31-2005, 03:46 PM #7jk_372Guest
any one tried lunix ent editon 4
03-31-2005, 03:48 PM #8NullifiedGuest
I haven't yet. I wonder how much different it is.
06-03-2005, 01:52 AM #9SipGuestOriginally Posted by jk_372
06-06-2005, 05:59 AM #10etechsupportGuest
The commercial distros Caldera OpenLinux, Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux are better.
The noncommercial distros, such as Slackware and Debian, tend to be more popular.