[Wolves] advice on version of Linux to install

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Tue Jan 7 12:44:31 UTC 2014

On 07/01/14 12:37, Peter Cannon wrote:
> On 07/01/14 12:24, Dave Morley wrote:
>> On 07/01/14 12:12, chris procter 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 :)
>> http://w3techs.com/blog/entry/debian_ubuntu_extend_the_dominance_in_the_linux_web_server_market_at_the_expense_of_red_hat_centos
>> As per your request
> And there is the classic problem with data and the analysis thereof. That site draws its information from webcrawlers basically looking at WEBSERVERS it makes no mention of Fileservers which is possibly the lions share when it comes to support contracts.
> There are far more FILE and MAIL servers out there than WEBSERVER boxes. So effectively that chart is a load of old twaddle.

And then there are openstack instances that are 60% Ubuntu which account
for millions of nodes etc etc etc so it is 6 of one and half a dozen of
the other.  I'm not denying that RHEL server base isn't relevant,
because it is, it's huge. Hence saying use centos.  I'm also basing the
decision on the fact that he already is use Ubuntu so why change if you
are happy. But it is definitely good to get the use of deb and an rpm
based system under your hat.

Also as Pete says you can make stats say anything

You make it, I'll break it!

I love my job :)

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