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Which distribution of Unix/Linux best for the network server?  RSS feed

 
Moniphal Say
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Hell all,

I'm working on the project about the installation of Network (intranet).Now I have to choose the sever OS,I dont really know which distribution of Unix/Linux I have to choose for best sever of my network.
So any idear about this problem? I would appreciate your help.

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Moniphal
 
Jeroen Wenting
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What hardware?
Some hardware suggests a certain *nix (for example on Sun hardware Solaris would be the logical choice, on IBM hardware we're talking AIX).

As to Linux distros, choose one with a long release cycle so you're not upgrading your OS several times a year.
Debian is a good choice, as it not only is rocksolid and has a long release cycle but the installer is highly configurable so you're not installing a ton of junk which you don't need.
 
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Another plus for Debian is its apt-get utility which is quite nice (although I've mostly used RedHat...).
 
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Thanks so much for your both recommendation for Debian. I've studied on it now.
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