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    Which: Server OS?

    Well we all know there are quite a few systems availible, but some i dont know of or never heard of so which should i go for?

    FreeBSD 5.X
    FreeBSD 6.X
    Fedora Core 4
    Fedora Core 5
    Debian Stable
    CentOS 4.x
    OpenBSD 3.X
    NetBSD 3.X
    CentOS 3.x
    Windows Web Edition
    Redhat Enterprise Server 4
    Redhat Enterprise Server 4 _X86_64 Bit
    Redhat Enterprise Server 3
    Redhat Enterprise Server 3 _X86_64 Bit
    Windows Standard 2003 X86_64 Bit Option
    Windows Standard 2003

    I dont want windows, Linux is probably best. Something fast and one which takes the least resources. FreeBSD is a good option for me but im concerned that some programs wont work on the platform such as java / chat programs. Im intersted in centOS but i have no idea about the system and what the differences are. My friend reommends Fedora. But i dont know what version.

    I've included most of the systems that i've heard of so far this is for a wider discussion on the topic.
    Last edited by pagekeeper; 10-27-2006 at 10:32 PM.
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    Your going to get some biased suggestions. But, CentOS is pretty much the same as Redhat Enterprise. Very easy to use with its yum install option.
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    Centos seems to be the favorite among a lot of people these days. I vote CentOs
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    How much does centos differ from Redhat?
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    The logo....
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    LOL, So your saying that the name is the only difference ? Interesting... so they based an entire system on redhat with absolutely no differences? but whY?
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    Because CentOS is free and built by Redhat Source.
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    Java is supported on FreeBSD with the FreeBSD foundation's native java port.

    http://freebsdfoundation.org/downloads/java.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostBoards
    Because CentOS is free and built by Redhat Source.
    OH ok that makes sense! see im learning..

    i hadnt noticed some of the dedicated servers actually have no price difference between systems.
    Last edited by pagekeeper; 10-27-2006 at 11:29 PM.
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    Most of the time RedHat Enterprise will cost a little more.
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    I vote for Centos too , it's stable and compatible with redhat , except /etc/redhat-release

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    Debian Stable, FreeBSD 6.x and Windows 2003 probably your best 3 options, depending on what you specifically want to do and your experience or whoever will be managing the server(s).

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    I'd rather prefer Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

    FYI my server is running on Debian Etch.

    Sarge is like a grandpa, I can't stand for those ancient packages. And no I prefer things in apt-get rather than backports and compile from source.
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