Your favorite linux server distro

edited November 2019 in Reviews

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Your favorite Linux Server Distro
  1. Select your favorite64 votes
    1. Ubuntu
      14.06%
    2. Debian
      53.13%
    3. RHEL/CentOS
      20.31%
    4. RancherOS
        0.00%
    5. Oracle Linux
        0.00%
    6. CloudLinux
        1.56%
    7. ArchLinux
        0.00%
    8. Other/Not Listed
        7.81%
    9. Linux wha..? BSD FTW!
        3.13%

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  • I learned on Debian and never ran into a situation that made me switch to a different distro.

  • You don't need to list arch. Their users will tell you they use arch without you asking them.

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  • Debian, tks.

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  • cybertechcybertech OGBenchmark King

    Centos thx

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  • I've always wanted to try CentOS/RHEL, but their package system is too confusing for me. Every guide for installing software tells you to add some repositories, and each blog lists different ones! Coming from Debian I instinctively think it poses a security risk and is a maintenance hassle (what if some repository goes down?). Same applies to Ubuntu.

    Sadly all "difference between debian and centos" blog posts I find are SEO text.

  • Ubuntu, For being out-of-the-box.

  • Windows NT 4.0

    FTW!!!!!

  • Debian, thx.

  • efXefX OG
    edited November 2019

    Also Debian

  • Debian for most things, Ubuntu for a tiny number of things and CentOS only where WHM/cPanel is required.

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  • No surprise for the popularity of debian here. Stable and easy to use. Because I started my servers with Debian, I went for a Debian derivative for desktop.

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  • General Debian

    For small specs servers I like centos.

  • I started out with CentOS, then switched to Debian and never looked back.

    Amitz, a very stable genius (it's true!) and Grand Rectumfier of the official LESLOS® (LES League of Shitposters).
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  • TinyCoreLinux

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  • Debian on the original XBox. Next favorite, Raspbian.

    Yes, I did read the question.

  • Has the Gentoo crowd moved to Arch?
    Never heard of RancherOS, guess I stopped paying attention to DistroWatch ... :p

  • aRNoLDaRNoLD OG
    edited November 2019

    I tried Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. It could be great that Debian LTS last as long as CentOS, ten years.

    If I am to pick only one distro, then it is Debian, plus ver jessie/buster. It was CentOS if I was asked last year.

  • @poisson said:
    No surprise for the popularity of debian here. Stable and easy to use. Because I started my servers with Debian, I went for a Debian derivative for desktop.

    Curious, what's your desktop distro?

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  • @Janevski said:
    TinyCoreLinux

    That's something.

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  • poisson said: I went for a Debian derivative for desktop.

    terrorgen said: Curious, what's your desktop distro?

    Rahul said: Ubuntu, For being out-of-the-box.

    AmIRight ?

  • Ubuntu is not the only Debian based out of the box distro, bro...

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  • @terrorgen said:

    @poisson said:
    No surprise for the popularity of debian here. Stable and easy to use. Because I started my servers with Debian, I went for a Debian derivative for desktop.

    Curious, what's your desktop distro?

    Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, which is based on Debian. A second derivative of Debian (using a calculus analogy).

    I think Mint is the best out of the box solution that can rival Windows and Mac in terms of driver support and a great GUI. Some people have issues with them being ok with proprietary drivers and thus not entirely FOSS in spirit but seriously, if you need a highly useable daily driver, don't be so inflexible. Even newer hardware works like a charm in terms of automagically detecting drivers (my GTX 1070 Nvidia drivers were automatically installed from repo).

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  • Sometimes "automagical" means it's too different from my preferences. Would still be able to recommend for other people. (Not the same people that prefers a tiling WM ...) That's the beauty of FOSS and Linux/UNIX, options and easy to customize ... B)

  • edited November 2019

    On the desktop, i switched from Slackware to Mandrake/Mandriva to Ubuntu Hardy Heron, to Mint Felicia and onwards to current Mint. plus, of course trying various distros along the way. There's also LMDE for the debian thnx crew. ;)
    On a server it's either CentOS or debian depending on the software stack used/enforced.
    Perhaps I should see what all the fuss is about with Ubuntu server.

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  • My main one is Debian, but unfortunately sometimes I need to use CentOs and currently I'm beginning to test Alpine.

  • alpine linux

  • Debian user here =)

  • CentOS mostly, Debian when application requires.

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