Re: Best linux Distro 2011
On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:51:46 -0400, shawn wilson wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 09:58, Camaleón <email@example.com> wrote:
>> "Any" Debian flavour... you mean you prefer Ubuntu over openSUSE for a
>> server? Wow... can you expand that POV?
> i didn't make the statement but i can understand the 'pov'. no, ubuntu
> is *no* server (even their lts server - that's a joke). however, i
> wouldn't think to use sles as a server either (i've not ever looked at
> opensuse so i'm taking the closest comparison i've seen here).
I can't speak for SLES, I've never used it (note that SLES is not the
same as openSUSE) ;-)
> firstly, on sles, can you tell me how many aliases there are?
A few? O:-)
stt008:/mnt/etc# cat /mnt/etc/aliases | wc -l
stt008:/mnt/etc# cat /etc/aliases | wc -l
Oh, well... but how does the number of aliases make a system better or
worse or...? I mean, do you think is a good parameter to measure
> can you explain how the bloody hell they organize things in /usr and
>/var (and /etc for that matter)?
Hum... what's the problem here? I have no complains on this, maybe it's
different from Debian but every distro plays with FHS at their desire...
> what monkey did they use to patch their kernel?
Hey, no monkeys in there! >:-)
They have in their files some of the best kernel devels (I know, I
know... we *do* also have :-P)
> oh, and what is up with their package manager - yast (haven't seen that
> in a while, but ..... yeah, it was bad a few years ago).
YaST (well, not YasT but "zypper") has been greatly improved and is in a
very good shape by now (fast and stable).
> (as i've said / implied previously) there are only two reasons i'd use
> anything other than debian, slackware, or freebsd (or possibly openbsd)
> as a server - corporate history / bias or business support. i don't
> think opensuse fits either of those requirements. sles and ubuntu rarely
> fit those requirements.
If I would needed business support or having a big company behind my
linux servers I probably would have gone for RedHat... but openSUSE made
a great job for what I needed. It was my fist linux distribution and
still miss it a bit :'(