[NBLUG/talk] Which Distro.

Mark Street mark at oswizards.com
Wed Jun 9 08:53:12 PDT 2004

The old trolling distro thread......  I'll bite.

Gentoo or Slack   - try something different.

Cutting edge, if you want to go there.... source based ports/package system, 
perfectly suited for server or desktop, build/install only what you want, 
strong community, steep(er) learning curve ; ), but oh so nice.....

You can't have it all with support and product life, support life and 
redhat??? what life?  constant churn.  If you want to hang on the edge you 
have to support yourself sometimes as some have found out with FC2.  If you 
hang back from the edge with Debian you can bet you won't get bit... as 

In the end, distros are all the same, they all have their little quirks, it 
just depends on which quirks you want to live with.  There is always 
something to complain about......

On Wednesday 09 June 2004 08:11, Steve Johnson wrote:
> I am about to replace a RedHat 7.2 box, and I'm in the process of deciding
> which distro of linux to use.  I'm leaning towards Debian stable, but I
> also know that its not cutting edge =)  So there are a few packages I will
> compile by hand, so that I can get the latest versions
> (ie: apache, mysql and php).
> I was wondering, in a server environment, what distro do you
> folks prefer? and why?
> I've run RedHat and Debian as servers and both I like alot.  My issues
> with redhat is that sometimes the support life is a little short.
> With Debian, I don't have to many complaints.  I've found a couple
> little things that were annoying, but over all it has been a great
> server distro.
Mark Street, RHCE
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