Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 04:51 UTC
Linux Here's a topic guaranteed to start controversy. Which Linux distribution is best? It all depends on your criteria for judging. Even then the topic is highly subjective. Here are a few nominees for "best distro" in specific categories.
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RE: Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
by ze_jerkface on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 16:05 UTC in reply to "Red Hat Enterprise Linux."
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

RHEL is what I like for business, I recommend it to customers and I work with it every day. I think It's the most business friendly linux out there (and IMHO the only "sane" Linux distro on par with commercial Unix offerings).


I won't call it sane until they get rid of RPMs. RHEL seems sane until you end up chasing dependencies through RPM hell over some minor package that all the other distros support.

Red Hat support costs are also high when compared to Windows Server or Oracle.

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shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Not this old chestnut again.
Yes many years ago I like many used to suffer from 'RPM Hell'.
In recent years, I hardly ever use 'rpm' directly. Yum and Packagekit makes 'RPM Hell' a thing of the past IMHO.

Also, many package producers have got their act sorted out so that wierd dependencies are included in the package they are supplying.

Sadly, Oracle RDBMS still needs some wierd rpm's to install correctly but this is down to Oracle being a PITA when it comes to any Linux apart from their own.

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