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    Hey,

    I have to my VPS the choice of operating systems, and doubt currently on:

    -Open SUSE 11.1
    -Ubuntu 8.04
    -Open SUSE 10.3

    What do you recommandme when you look especially at speed, which is currently the most important thing for me!

    Sjorss

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    Debian, which is the distribution Ubuntu is based on, generally takes a while to include the most recent packages on it's repositories, so generally they are less current, and thus a bit less performing, also OpenSuse seems to compile a lot of packages to i686.

    I'd still advise Ubuntu though, it has a lot more support, while the packages may be a little bit delayed, they are certainly more stable, and there is always that nagging little detail about Novel being in bed with Microsoft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjorss View Post
    I have to my VPS the choice of operating systems, and doubt currently on:
    No idea what you meant there...

    But I think you're asking the recommendation for best speed between the three options and as stated above. I agree with Ubuntu if those are the only choices given. If I was picking between OpenSuse/Ubuntu - my guess is they also provide Debian, in which I'd recommend Debian over Ubuntu.

    If you want to pull the best speed out of a VPS then your best bet is FreeBSD but if you're sticking to strictly Linux... Then I'd say you're good with Debian/Ubuntu/CentOS. Each should provide a pretty close comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjorss View Post
    Hey,

    I have to my VPS the choice of operating systems, and doubt currently on:

    -Open SUSE 11.1
    -Ubuntu 8.04
    -Open SUSE 10.3

    What do you recommandme when you look especially at speed, which is currently the most important thing for me!

    Sjorss
    They don't offer CentOS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjorss View Post
    Hey,

    I have to my VPS the choice of operating systems, and doubt currently on:

    -Open SUSE 11.1
    -Ubuntu 8.04
    -Open SUSE 10.3

    What do you recommandme when you look especially at speed, which is currently the most important thing for me!

    Sjorss
    Do check with the provider to see if they offer CentOS? If yes then go for it else my choice would be Ubuntu
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    Try getting CentOS

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    Centos is a great OS. it is enterprise class and well built.

    Well, It also varies wheter on what you want to do with it. well my 2nd choice is Ubuntu.

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    Out of those I would choose Ubuntu since its Debian based and very stable.

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    You will enjoy to use Centos.
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    I'd go for Ubuntu out of those. Very stable and a lot of support of there for it.

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    One more vote for CentOS.

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    Cent os is the best for hosting purpose / web server.
    and my 2nd vote for debion and freebsd

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    Out of the operating systems you have listed, I'd recommend Ubuntu. If you can get CentOS, then I'd go for that.
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    personally i would go with CentOS 5.x as most are familiar, but if your more familiar with the others then go with them. its all on who will be using it the most and what you can work with and what you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by serverorigin View Post
    If you want to pull the best speed out of a VPS then your best bet is FreeBSD
    I'm a FreeBSD fanboy, so please take this post as such... but... what?

    FreeBSD won't, to my knowledge, run under OpenVZ type setups, and performance under Xen is atrocious (FreeBSD 8 not withstanding). I haven't really tested performance under Parallels, so maybe that's what you're talking about.
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    If CentOS was a choice I would go for it. But in your situation I would choose Ubuntu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwaggle View Post
    I'm a FreeBSD fanboy, so please take this post as such... but... what?

    FreeBSD won't, to my knowledge, run under OpenVZ type setups, and performance under Xen is atrocious (FreeBSD 8 not withstanding). I haven't really tested performance under Parallels, so maybe that's what you're talking about.
    I actually meant a FreeBSD jails is more of what I had in mind. Additionally, there are quite a few hosts that offer FreeBSD in a VMWare environment that works just fine. You are correct, FreeBSD doesn't run under OpenVZ but I have seen it running under Xen and didn't really have any issues. *shrug*
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    It's not optimal to run FreeBSD under Xen either, typically it's running fully virutalised so takes a performance hit. Though I believe the next version of FreeBSD will significantly improve the Xen support.
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