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    What Operating System would be better to choose?

    What Operating System would be better to choose?

    CentOS 3.x, CentOS 4.x, Debian Sarge, Debian Stable, Fedora Core 1, Fedora Core 3, FreeBSD 4.x, FreeBSD 5.x x86 64 bit, FreeBSD 5.x, NetBSD 1.6.x, NetBSD 2.x, OpenBSD 3.x,

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    CentOS 4.x as a server OS. I believe they will support the release with updates for five years the same as red hat do.

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    stick with centos, very stable and is based off red hat enterprise

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    CentOS is highly recommanded over Fedora due to update life span.

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    CentOS here.
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    Agreed CentOS works very well.

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    all hail the almighty freebsd 4.11 & 5.3

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    CentOS 4.x

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    Debian - so long as you don't use CPanel ofcourse

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    I would recommend CentOS and avoid Fedora at all costs. CentOS is based of RHE, is stable, and will be supported for as long as RH supports RHE.

    CentOS 4.x has the 2.6 Kernel which is more stable and has better support for HT and most newer hardware.

    Fedora 1 & 2 are no longer supported by Fedora, 3 is EOL, and 4 is bleeding Edge so stability isn't 100% especially if you update a package that hasn't been fully tested (which isn't unusual).

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    Centos 4.x all the way.

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    CentOS, but this isn't an absolute statement. You choose whatever operating system you know the best and have mastered. If you are an expert at any of the linux distro's there is no compelling reason to change to another most of the time.

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    Fedora 4 everytime !

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    FreeBSD.

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    My vote is for FreeBSD of those choices.
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    I love all the people who say "Personal Preference" when a person is asking for recommendations.

    In reality when it comes to Fedora or an RHE Variant and if you care about server stability it is not personal preference. Fedora is either EOL or Bleeding Edge, neither of which is a good option on a production server.

    If it is a choice between FreeBSD or Linux then it would be a combination of Personal Preference and which one your control panel of choice supports better.

    If you are not doing a hosting box then it truly is Personal Preference.

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    I tend to agree with Larry, Fedora is not really the best solution for a production server unless you are into beta applications..

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    Let's also not forget that hardware matters, as well. If you're running a 64 bit hardware system, stick with CentOS 4.x and/or FreeBSD 5.4 and above. This is especially true if you're doing MySQL services on that bad boy (or girl, depending on your preferences, lmao)
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    CentOS 4.x or Debian. Debian is nice, but not very CP compatible.

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    CentOS 4.x very gooood and nice

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    FreeBSD 4.11 for rock solid stability. 5.3 or .4 for mysql stuff.

    Or, if you prefer linux, I like CentOS 4.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmlinux
    Fedora 4 everytime !


    Account Disabled in 2 posts.. That has to be the fastest I've seen yet.

    Oh, sorry, back on topic.

    Right now I'm using Fedora Core 1, but as soon as I buy a new server, I will be reloading to a CentOS Dist

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    Although as we all know Debian is really the best

    Full support from the big control panel makers coming soon!

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    CentOS 4.x is still new I recomend CentOS 3.x.
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    CentOS 4.x is still new I recomend CentOS 3.x.
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    I recommend CentOS 4.x over 3.x due to the new kernel and such, I am currently using CentOS 4.1 on a production server with no problems.
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    I asked my datacenter to install CentOS with Plesk 7.5 and they said the 2 of them are not compatible... Is this true? Now they want me to use something else so I chose Fedora... A little worried about stability and reliability.

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    Check out http://www.swsoft.com/en/products/plesk75reloaded/reqs/

    It suggests that CentOS 3.3 can be used. If you requested CentOS 4, then your DC would tell you that it's not compatible.

    There's nothing wrong with Fedora, and it's highly unlikely that you'll recieve extra downtime from choosing Fedora over CentOS.

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    Another vote for FreeBSD.

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    FreeBSD 5.3 or CentOS, depends on the specific application.
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    I would suggest CentOS 4.x over Fedora.
    But if you do have any experience with BSD, you could choose FreeBSD.

    The reason I do not suggest Debian is just because of cPanel not supporting it as much as RH based distros (RH 7.3+,RHE/CentOS)
    It is a really stable distro though, all depends on what control panel you are going to use... if any of course.

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    shockuk - You should really research your statements. Fedora is considered bleeding edge beta software or outdated and not updated by the original developers software. So Fedora could cause more downtime.

    As for CentOS 4.x change the /etc/redhat-release and install the RHE 4.x version. There is no difference in the software and this is the only thing SW-Soft looks for to validate version for the install.

    shockuk - Please do a little research for entering a response on a product you don't seem to know.

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    Capote, what are you using this server for?? We can't tell you what's better to choose if we don't know what it will need to do!

    Also, do you have experience with any of them?

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    FreeBSD 5.4 Right Now
    FreeBSD 6.0 When It Release
    FreeBSD 7.0 When It Release

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Plasma
    FreeBSD 6.0 When It Release
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    http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.0R/announce.html
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    First off, I vote for freebsd.

    Off topic, has anyone been experimenting with FreeBSD 6? I downloaded the distro from CVS the other day, but haven't tried installing it.
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