Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 16:16 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical has announced the final release of Ubuntu 9.04; also announced were the releases of Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition and Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix, but of course also Kubuntu 9.04, and Xubuntu 9.04.
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RE[3]: Broadcom and Dummynet
by vivainio on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Broadcom and Dummynet"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

We were looking at Debian but on some of the new serevrs Debian asked me for Broadcom GiGE card firmware. Ubuntu 9.04-RC Server detected and worked perfectly. Have not spent much time debugging the Debian server though.


I believe the superiority of Debian on server is mostly a myth that predates creation of Ubuntu. Debian had lots of stuff going for it at the time of Red Hat dominance (back when Red Hat was mostly an "enthusiast" distro, apart from timeless releases like 6.2), but these days, when you contrast it with Ubuntu LTS (few months after the release), I think the situation is quite different. My experience with debian Lenny did not indicate that it were in any sense "better done" than Ubuntu 8.04, but this was on desktop.

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RE[4]: Broadcom and Dummynet
by darknexus on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 21:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Broadcom and Dummynet"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Well, depending on what kind of server I was running I wouldn't use Linux at all. I prefer OpenBSD for most server tasks, or Solaris 10/ZFS in the case of a file server.

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RE[5]: Broadcom and Dummynet
by sakeniwefu on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 22:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Broadcom and Dummynet"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

If he has to use KVM there is no way around Linux, However given what happens each time I upgrade or reinstall Ubuntu, I would install OpenBSD on any server that doesn't use KVM.
Security considerations apart, each new Ubuntu update(And linux OS release in general) introduces a lot of features but destroys support for things that used to work. They re-fixed my gfx tablet but broke the webcam this time.
Probably the fix is trivial, but I will have to look into it and that sucks. OpenBSD doesn't support as much hardware, but once it is in you can trust it will stay there until it is more than obsolete.

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