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What OS do you use on your servers?
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What OS do you use on your servers?

I'm curious as to what OS LET thinks is best.

OS?
  1. Ubuntu162 votes
    1. Debian
      51.85%
    2. CentOS
      32.10%
    3. FreeBSD
        1.23%
    4. Arch Linux
        3.09%
    5. Windows Server 2008
        0.62%
    6. Windows Server 2012
        2.47%
    7. Other (Comment below)
        8.64%

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Comments

  • Why you don't let me to choose Ubuntu! (can only see it but no radiobox to choose it)

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  • wychwych Member
    edited March 2014

    Servers - CentOS, Debian/Proxmox & Windows 08 R2 + 2012 R2.

    Desktop - Windows 7 Pro.

    EDIT - I voted CentOS as I probably have more active boxes running it.

    Taking a hiatus.

  • edited March 2014

    @wcypierre said:
    Why you don't let me to choose Ubuntu! (can only see it but no radiobox to choose it)

    Why does LET do this..

    @mpkossen is it possible for this poll to be fixed somehow?

    Edit - for now if you are going to vote ubuntu, just post it down here

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  • For Linux i use RHEL, for windows server 2012

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  • Ben_Ben_ Member

    uBuntu or debian

  • linux : centos , debian
    desktop : win 7

  • Ubuntu for everything

  • NeoonNeoon Member

    Bah CentOS, only because of CPanel?

  • n0myn0my Member

    Does CPanel only work on CentOS? Genuine question because I don't use CPanel.

  • Ubuntu: dev + production(personal)
    Debian: production(usually for migration of websites from other hosts)

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  • Usually Debian or Ubuntu.

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  • blackblack Member

    Debian for servers :)

  • CentOS or sometimes Debian as well.

  • Fuck you. Why don't you add Gentoo but this shitty Windows OS's noone needs (on a server). Also yes, Gentoo all the way.

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  • tchentchen Member

    @Void_Whisperer said:
    Edit - for now if you are going to vote ubuntu, just post it down here

    Used to be Debian, but now I'm standardizing on Ubuntu because of Chef.

  • @IceCream said:
    Fuck you. Why don't you add Gentoo but this shitty Windows OS's noone needs (on a server). Also yes, Gentoo all the way.

    A bit harsh? Calm down. I only added what I could think of off the top of my head

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  • @Void_Whisperer said:
    A bit harsh? Calm down. I only added what I could think of off the top of my head

    Was not supposed to be harsh ;)

  • debian, thinking of Ubuntu for next vps.

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  • Ubuntu here

  • Debian is the best for me until now.

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  • Debian ftw

  • GIANT_CRABGIANT_CRAB Member
    edited March 2014

    IceCream said: Gentoo all the way.

    INSTALL GENTOO.

    I've used Fedora, CentOS and Ubuntu (as desktop) before and found that my true love goes to Fedora (for both server and as desktop).

    tips Fedora

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  • FlorisFloris Member
    edited March 2014

    Ubuntu.

    I only work for me, and myself.

  • I use ubuntu for linux servers and 2012 r2 for windows servers

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  • pbalazs123pbalazs123 Member
    edited March 2014

    On dedis: ESXi + CentOS 6.5

    On single OpenVZ or KVM VPSs : Centos 6.5

    Ramnode (referral link)

  • linux : centos , debian 7.x

  • emgemg Member

    Debian on three VPSs and CentOS on one VPS. Don't take this as expert advice - I use my VPSs mostly as learning tools.

    I do not understand why Ubuntu is somewhat popular as a server OS, because it is derived from Debian. Ubuntu gets more frequent updates, but wouldn't that make the server less stable? Perhaps someone can explain the reasons they prefer Ubuntu over Debian.

  • Debian, FTW! :)

  • PwnerPwner Member

    @emg said:
    Debian on three VPSs and CentOS on one VPS. Don't take this as expert advice - I use my VPSs mostly as learning tools.

    I do not understand why Ubuntu is somewhat popular as a server OS, because it is derived from Debian. Ubuntu gets more frequent updates, but wouldn't that make the server less stable? Perhaps someone can explain the reasons they prefer Ubuntu over Debian.

    Ubuntu is like the Mac OS of Linux. I originally stepped into the Linux flavors through it, then transferred into my now native envrinment, Debian. I believe that Ubuntu is so popular because it has the most friendly UI and has the most support software-compatibility wise.

  • RalliasRallias Member, Provider

    I choose Ubuntu because they tend to have more up-to-date packages. With 13.10, I get a 3.11 kernel, Xen 4.3, and relatively modern versions of other packages that I use on a regular basis.

  • DylanDylan Member
    edited March 2014

    Ubuntu if I have a choice. CentOS+EPEL is good too.

  • BradBrad Member, Provider

    Ubuntu for servers and Windows for home.

  • Ubuntu server ; debian wheezy centosOs and winsrv 2012

  • souensouen Member

    CentOS or Debian, usually Debian on mini vps. One day I'd like to try Arch for server.

    I'm curious about the choice of Ubuntu for server as well. Are there any performance advantages or is it mainly a matter of newer/more packages?

  • sc754sc754 Member

    Centos or Debian depending on what I want to run. Also windows just because I like RDP xD

  • RalliasRallias Member, Provider

    souen said: I'm curious about the choice of Ubuntu for server as well. Are there any performance advantages or is it mainly a matter of newer/more packages?

    Well, by proxy "newer" packages indicates better packages. It has a newer version of GCC, which is more capable of safely optimizing binaries for use.

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  • debian kicks ass as always!

  • eddynetwebeddynetweb Member
    edited March 2014

    Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS are great. :D

    EDIT: Desktop: Windows 7. ;P

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  • Centos all the way, somehow I don't like Debian that much

  • I build my own distro from Gentoo.

  • NomadNomad Member

    Ubuntu 13.10 due to Apache 2.4 and such.
    Otherwise Debian 7

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  • tommytommy Member

    GIANT_CRAB said: Fedora

    can't wait until they release Fedora server edition in next release (F21/F22) If I remember correctly

    Let's bet which dot-name will collapse first ;)

  • centos easy and the best OS

  • HorusHorus Member

    Debian on 2 vps and CentOS on one for webmin/kloxo cp

  • SplitIceSplitIce Member, Provider

    Debian Wheezy - with the wheezy-backports kernel (3.12.9-1)

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  • MRmafMRmaf Member
    edited March 2014

    OpenVZ: Debian 6 x86

  • LorneLorne Member

    I use mostly Centmin Mod, and when that doesn't quite fit Debian.

  • GameTownProjectsGameTownProjects Member, Provider

    Debian and Windows Server 2012 R2

    CentOS is real nice, but me and my team are faster on Debian/ubuntu so we use it on all new hosts.

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