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Top 5 Free Linux Distributions for Servers in 2010

May 28, 2010, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Partho)

"The ever proliferating array of Linux distros are baffling even for the seasoned pro's. That said, the range of choice for open source software is what's so great. We were looking for top 5 free distributions for servers in 2010. With ceaseless options comparisons are not too easy to draw. In case, you are planning to build a web hosting company, Linux is always the most reliable options for your business servers. Linux severs are widely used for servers by most of the top IT companies. There are five distributions to compare - Debian, CentOS, Slackware , Ubuntu and Gentoo. One of the main consideration for server use is stability and long term security support. After extensive research we queued up the top 5 free Linux distros for server in 2010.

"1. Debian

"Surely a seasoned pro with more than a decade of development. The distribution is entirely based volunteers bound by Debian social contract. There are leaders elected annually from and by members of the Debian project.

"Those using the up-to-date and they age rapidly, especially since the new stable releases are only published. The users who prefer the latest packages and technologies are forced to use the potentially buggy Debian testing and unstable branches."

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