[Wolves] advice on version of Linux to install

Peter Cannon dick_turpin at archlinux.us
Tue Jan 7 16:21:58 UTC 2014

On 07/01/14 15:57, Kevanf1 wrote:
> The best version of Linux, server or desktop, is the one that is right 
> for you.
> Even then this is bound to change over time :)

In terms of the original question that's not strictly true. I doubt there is many companies out there running a Slackware or Chakra Server let alone as a desktop. I think Andy's advice is still the best. Five or ten years ago most web or file servers was .deb based however over time I'm seeing more and more .rpm based ones. The best idea is to learn what systems you are most likely to be required to work with on a daily basis and I'd lay odds it will be .rpm with a .deb close second and the best distro's for that is going to be Fedora/CentOS and or Debian/Ubuntu What you need to keep in mind with Ubuntu is it is heavily customised for its own exclusivity so unless you are lucky enough to work for someone who primarily uses Ubuntu you could potentially come unstuck. Having said that Ubuntu is a fantastic desktop experience once you've ditched Unity of-course.

I await Dave and the other Ubuntu fanboys to froth at the mouth Bwahahahaha

Peter Cannon

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