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Which is better for server?


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Tyler5690

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I'm getting ready to setup a file/DNS/DHCP server for my home network, and I wanted to know what people thought for the distro. I was thinking Red Hat-esque (either Fedora or CentOS) or Debian. Any thoughts?
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I use CentOS, but one with a built in web GUI, it's brilliant. http://www.nuonce.net/ I use this on two servers and they run flawlessly.
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Any linux distro is good. The graphical installer, Anaconda, for Fedora or CentOS make them easy to get going. Debian has 15 install discs and a text mode installation. :blink:

If you like pain, go with Debian.

If you want easy, go with Fedora or CentOS. I have found that Fedora has the more updated packages.

Good luck.

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When running as a server, if you can try running as a command line only server (without a graphical desktop environment, like gnome or KDE) it will be much faster, and the desktop environment won't be hogging resources.

Edited by SuperSam, 13 February 2007 - 08:54 PM.

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