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  • Linux distro recommendations

    I know, I know... MS centric site, and a question about Linux. ;p

    A friend is looking for a good Linux distro for a webserver. I suggested Debian or Suse. Anyone else that might know more about Linux make a better suggestion?

    This is will be a webserver using Apache, PHP.

    Thanks
    Andrew

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    Re: Linux distro recommendations

    fedora:

    http://fedora.redhat.com/

    TBH I think whatever distro you use your always going to get good results from linux. Just depends on how scalable you want it.

    Michael
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    • #3
      Re: Linux distro recommendations

      Originally posted by m80arm
      ...depends on how scalable you want it.
      There is the potential that it may grow and require a cluster to handle the load. We're unsure at this point because it's a startup.

      I was mainly focusing on cost (Fedora isn't free) but scalability is definately something to consider.
      Andrew

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      • #4
        Re: Linux distro recommendations

        Originally posted by ahinson
        Fedora isn't free
        It is..

        ftp://ftp.uninett.no/pub/linux/Fedora/core/5/i386//iso/

        Michael
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        • #5
          Re: Linux distro recommendations

          Ah...

          I was under the impression that Redhat began selling Ferdora. Guess not.

          Originally posted by m80arm
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          • #6
            Re: Linux distro recommendations

            I would recommend Ubuntu.

            I'm by no means a linux guru but it seems ok to use

            http://www.ubuntu.com/

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            • #7
              Re: Linux distro recommendations

              Originally posted by wullieb1
              I would recommend Ubuntu.

              I'm by no means a linux guru but it seems ok to use

              http://www.ubuntu.com/
              I would say Ubuntu is more for the home user. Don't get me wrong it's an excellant distro but I just dont think it would be as robust / scalable as some of the enterprise distro's

              Michael
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              • #8
                Re: Linux distro recommendations

                Originally posted by m80arm
                I would say Ubuntu is more for the home user. Don't get me wrong it's an excellant distro but I just dont think it would be as robust / scalable as some of the enterprise distro's

                Michael
                True but thats why there is a server version.

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                • #9
                  Re: Linux distro recommendations

                  Originally posted by wullieb1
                  True but thats why there is a server version.
                  You learn something new every day

                  Michael
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                  • #10
                    Re: Linux distro recommendations

                    Thats why everyday is a school day m8

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