[Linux4christians] Linux Server
Jim at keeliegirl.dyndns.org
Fri Jun 16 12:15:04 EDT 2006
Dr. Stephen Andrew Wilson wrote:
>>> Anyway, I was considering either Debian, Ubuntu, or maybe even Mandriva.
>>> I'm not necessarily looking for a distribution that is a full-automation
>>> distro. I just want one that will work and work well.
> In my VERY humble opinion, (I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistake!)
> Mandriva seems far better atuned to the desktop, than to the server. I
> had a server
> set up on Fedora Core 4, which did great. I upgraded to Ubuntu (Dapper
> 6.06), and the server does much better. It seems much faster than the
> for some reason.
> Oh, and it was an extremely easy install. No hardware glitches. And
> once you set
> up the repositories, you have over 18,000 packages at your fingertips to
> install with
> just clicking on what you want.
> Dr. Steve, central old Mexico
I will second this. Ubuntu is excellent and rock-solid IMO. The newest
release comes in a desktop oriented version and a server version. They
also now support the latest versions long-term.
At the fortune 500 where I work, we pay for Red Hat Enterprise server
and it has been a solid rock. Never had one issue. We run Oracle and
J2EE on it. The downside is that the "Enterprise" support from Red Hat
is very expensive. We have never needed it so we always question what
are we paying for.
If you want to save money, I would recommend Ubuntu or CentOS. CentOS
will give you an identical Red Hat Enterpise install without the Red Hat
logos or having to pay the very high Red Hat fees. Ubuntu will give you
the great stability of Debian with a nice polish and well done and sane
One other suggestion is to take a look at Novell's Enterprise Server.
It is a lot less then Red Hat and Novell has been doing a ton of work
for Linux. Mono/C# has come a very long way thanks to Novell.
You roll an 18 in Dex and see if you
don't end up with a girlfriend
JimD - Central FL, USA, Earth, Sol
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