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    Need Advice on Os which one is better and why

    which one of these is better and why for a
    person who is not so good in
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    • CentOS 5.3 minimal
    • Debian 5.0 minimal
    • openSuSE 11.1 minimal
    • Ubuntu 9.04 minimal




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    Centos 5 is my choice. It is stable when it comes to server setup.
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    I agree, CentOS for sure. Very stable, and most common when it comes to servers.
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    32 bit or 64 bit ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by all-expert View Post
    32 bit or 64 bit ?
    Depending on your application needs.

    If you want compatibility with your softwares, go for 32bit otherwise 64bit for a good performance.
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    I'd always recommend 64bit. Most applications will work within it now.
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    here another vote for centOS for its stability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisFromLimestone View Post
    I'd always recommend 64bit. Most applications will work within it now.

    glad to know that,

    one more thing, working on 32 bit and 64 bit both same now? or there's some difference
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    Simplest to manage of all of these is Debian/Ubuntu.

    I'd definitely go 64-bit with whichever you choose.

    Quote Originally Posted by all-expert View Post
    glad to know that,

    one more thing, working on 32 bit and 64 bit both same now? or there's some difference
    Correct. You will likely never know the difference with the functionality. Although, there is better performance on 64-Bit than 32-Bit with most apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by serverorigin View Post
    Simplest to manage of all of these is Debian/Ubuntu.

    I'd definitely go 64-bit with whichever you choose.



    Correct. You will likely never know the difference with the functionality. Although, there is better performance on 64-Bit than 32-Bit with most apps.
    wow ! kudos to 64 bit from now in that case i won't look back for 32 bit again

    probably for hosting atleast
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    For someone who's not experienced in sysadmin i'd suggest Ubuntu. Perhaps Debian for more advanced users.

    CentOS is very stable but the official repository doesn't offer a lot of packages in compare with Debian/Ubuntu. On the other hand there are plethora of Ubuntu tutorials out there thanks to its newbie friendliness.

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    CentOS 5.3 = stable, secure, yum pakages manager, faster

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    I would recommend CentOS 5 64bit it is the choice of mot of the hosting providers because of the stability. There are plenty of tutorials for it also. Just look at howtoforge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net View Post
    Centos 5 is my choice. It is stable when it comes to server setup.
    And yes, go with 64-bit. Most applications support it nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Albazy View Post
    CentOS 5.3 = stable, secure, yum pakages manager, faster
    CentOS...faster?

    May be you should actually do some benchmark testing before making such blanket statement

    As for yum... Two of the alternatives are running apt which is far more mature than yum and it's significantly faster.

    SUSE is bloated...I do have to say that.
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    CentOS is best, more stable than ubuntu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KmacK View Post
    I would recommend CentOS 5 64bit it is the choice of mot of the hosting providers because of the stability. There are plenty of tutorials for it also. Just look at howtoforge.
    yea its much help there

    Basically two Distro's has been noticed out.

    CentOS and ubuntu,

    lets see other's opinion also for a clear view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by serverorigin View Post
    CentOS...faster?

    May be you should actually do some benchmark testing before making such blanket statement

    As for yum... Two of the alternatives are running apt which is far more mature than yum and it's significantly faster.

    SUSE is bloated...I do have to say that.
    yes, for me all Redhat distribution better then debian like ubuntu ..etc

    for personal usage apt better then yum, but for advanced yum better

    (that's just my opinion )

    also i use suse as pc it's very good, but i didn't use it as Server!

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    For me I always use CentOS. Is stable, and never given me any reason to change.
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    CentOS is the most widely used and most stable to date next to RedHat
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    CentOS is and RH derivs are much more documented, and have more beginner tutorials, so I would say it's probably best for learning.
    Ubuntu also has quite a bit of documentation, but I personally don't prefer it for server environments.
    But, at the end of the day, it really depends on what you plan on doing with it as to which is actually the best in the long run.
    Easier or not, flavor you need to run is obviously the one that makes the most sense to learn.
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    my choose also to centos they are more stable than other OS

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    CentOS it's free really stable and really good support for hardware.

    Ubuntu isn't really for server environments in my option.

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    CentOS for sure. Just love its stability.

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    I would recommend CentOS. You can decide on the bits depending on your Softwares that you will use.

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    Don't take it for granted that RHEL/CentOS is better optimized for server usage than anything else, etc. For example, CentOS 5.x defaults to CFQ as its I/O scheduler, which gives less than half the performance in MySQL as Deadline (Ubuntu Server's default), according to this benchmark:

    http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/...ike-benchmark/

    Needless to say, MySQL is the source of most I/O operations in most web servers.

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    I'd say CentOS. I've always used it -- never let me down.

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    In my opinion

    Ubuntu and SuSE are for desktops as well as Fedora (I don't get why providers even offer Fedora). I guess its because customers want it as they have used it before as a desktop? (honestly, no idea).

    RHEL, CentOS is good if you are used to RHEL distros and like RPM.
    Debian is good if you don't like RPM packages and are more of an advanced linux user.
    Ubuntu is desktop (yes I know they have a server version but still I don't really like it) thats my personal opinion.

    I have a server running Slackware. I do love slackware I have to say!

    And yes I agree that SuSE is bloated

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    centos easy to use and secure

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