[TriLUG] What Distro Would You Recommend?
clubjuggler at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 11:03:14 EST 2005
On 12/19/05, Brian Weaver <cmdrclueless at gmail.com> wrote:
> Without trying to start a distro war I'd like to get some decent input so I
> can attempt to make a sound decision for once in my life. I have a server
> that I'm running at home that I need to upgrade. I'm currently running
> Mandrake 9.2 (FiveStar) release. It has been a long time since I've been
> able to update the box and I need to move to a currently supported
> distrobution for security reasons. I have another box I was planning on
> making my primary server, just so I could turn on the old one if something
> went wrong.
> The problem I have is which distrubution makes the most sense from a
> stability and supportability. The two that I've been messing with are CentOS
> 4 and Debian Sarge, other suggestions are welcome.
At this point, I'd probably recommend just using Ubuntu. It will do everything
you listed, it's installation is a piece of cake, and it's very much up to date.
You should make sure you add the universe and multiverse repositories
to the apt sources.list, but other than that, there's almost nothing
custom that needs to be done with it.
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