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Original OSNews Interviews A few weeks ago, we asked for the OSNews community to help with some questions we were going to ask Aaron Griffin from the Arch Linux team, and the response was glorious and somewhat phenomenal. We added those questions to our own and sent them on over, and then we were surprised by receiving not only Aaron Griffin's responses but answers from various individuals from the team.
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darkcoder
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2006-07-14

For servers, I recommend Ubuntu server. Easy to install and administer.


Do you mean Ubuntu server LTS? Because regular Ubuntu, like other fast release based distros (yes, I mean Fedora) have a very short lifespan. In a work environment you don't want an OS that you need to reinstall every year and a half because its support is over. In that escenario, the need to have the last version of everything is not important , but having securitiy fixes it is. So that either a long supported distro or a rolling one is a must.

So, for servers, are better suited:
Ubuntu LTS
Red Had Enterprise $$$
Cent OS
Debian
Gentoo (even better with hardened profile)
Arch (as a developer said, if you know what you are doing)

I personally used Gentoo hardened for over 6 years without having to reinstalled it. Can your Ubuntu do that?

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