[Wolves] advice on version of Linux to install

Ian Harper idharper at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 12:18:23 UTC 2014

As well as Centos there is Scientific linux which is also RHEL based and we
use it along with Centos and RHEL on 50+ servers.

On 7 January 2014 12:12, chris procter <chris-procter at talk21.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Dave Morley <davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk>
> > I'm with Andy here.  If you use Ubuntu daily and like it most of the
> >(deb) based stuff is covered, cli is almost identical to that of debians
> >and others.  However if you go for the more advanced lpic stuff, then I
> >would start using Ubuntu as a base for knowledge because you are used to
> >it and then add a vm and in the vm install centos (RHEL free clone) and
> >pure debian.  Debian itself is the most used server os next is Ubuntu
> >and following on shortly behind that is RHEL and Centos so that should
> >cover you nicely.
> Citation needed :)
> Seriously, I'd be interested in seeing your source for Ubuntu being more
> used on servers then RHEL/Centos thats really not my experience at all.
> But then I have the opposite bias to you Dave :)
> (for those who don't know: Dave works for Cannonical the company behind
> Ubuntu, I work for Red Hat)
> I would certainly say that RHEL completely dominates the big "enterprise"
> (thousands of server) deployments , and (with Centos) a large majority of
> the smaller business (hundreds of server) deployments as well. So I would
> say if you're looking to become a professional linux sysadmin you're better
> off using Centos (or RHEL if you're willing to pay :)  on the server and
> Fedora on the desktop and playing with ubuntu in a VM.
> chris
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