Re: Why choose Debian on server
On 1/2/19 2:51 AM, Alessandro Baggi wrote:
I'm new to this list and I'm choosing the right distribution for server
needs. I hope that I'm not OT and don't want start a flame. I'm
evaluating the possibility to switch on debian so I hope you will give
your experiences about this topic.
At the moment I'm using CentOS 7 on server and workstation but very old
software, add third repos for get some software, use unmaintained
software where patchs are released by dev distro team, big changes
between a current release and next release, big corporation piloted
distro, waiting that rh release a security patches and then recompiled
on centos, problem on new hardware, unable to install new software from
source due to old libs get me bored, and frustated in the last year. I
like flexibility and I noticed that centos chains my knowledge.
Today seems that RH Family is the standard and rh is more supported by
software vendors. Considering 10 years of support, Selinux working out
of the box, stability, enteprise class and free distro..user choose
Centos with the perception that things work better because all is
"followed" by a corporation. With this assumption users feel more secure
This is not necessarely true. I think that is the sysadmin that make
things safer, secure and unfailing. Sure that a stable and reliable OS
take his part but when big blue take this game I'm not so sure about
centos future. What if someone will choose to drop centos project? Maybe
this is premature but from this "Why not choose a stable and community
piloted distro where user needs are first purpose?"
I used Debian in the past on several server for a big company without
any problems but now are several years that I use centos on server and
workstation and today I lost my debian knowledge about stability on
Why you choose debian on server? Where for you it is better than centos
and other server distro?
What is your environment? How many servers? What software on each
server? How many users/ how much load on each server? Future needs?