Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Feb 2009 14:11 UTC
Linux With Linux traditionally coming in many, many flavours, a common call among some Linux fans - but mostly among people who actually do not use Linux - is to standardise all the various distributions, and work from a single "one-distribution-to-rule-them-all". In a recent interview, Linus Tovalds discarded the idea, stating that he thinks "it's something absolutely required!"
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RE: Pretty Clearcut - my preference
by jabbotts on Wed 4th Feb 2009 17:07 UTC in reply to "Pretty Clearcut"
jabbotts
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I think that's the key right there. Don't complicate a simple thing; select from the obvious short list of distros. For me, that's Mandriva on desktop and Debian on servers.

If your going servers for business it's Red Hat or Suse where support contracts and fees are desirable. if your going it alone the choice is Debian, OpenBSD, NetBSD or FreeBSD and your all set. (I like Debian because it's supported by HP as a company policy; if it can't be supported inhouse anymore then you just call them up and ask about service contracts)

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