Ubuntu or Red-Hat for servers?

Ray Leventhal ubuntu at swhi.net
Wed Aug 25 12:41:58 UTC 2010

On 08/24/2010 04:53 PM, Maxime Alarie wrote:
> Whats your picks?
Wow.  This is fodder for a distro centric war :)

I've used RH clone CentOS on my servers, and have enjoyed Ubuntu on my 
desktops.  However, there's a strong following for whatever distro upon 
which you land.

While this is in no way an exhaustive list, the questions to ask 
yourself include:

1) What am I going to be 'serving'
2) Do I need *Very* current releases of things like PHP, MySQL, etc...
3) Do I value stability and longevity over cutting or bleeding edge

If the answer to 3, above, is yes, then you're probably going to be 
happier with RHEL or CentOS (if you don't need a professional support 
contract with RH) or Debian Stable.

Just my .02.


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