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Linux.com: Gentoo in the Server Room?

Sep 28, 2004, 19:45 (5 Talkback[s])
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"When people think of Gentoo Linux, they usually associate it solely with Linux gurus who love to tinker with their operating system--strictly on a desktop level, of course. But while it may be a challenging distraction for home users, Gentoo Linux is increasingly being used on Web servers--a task traditionally relegated to BSD variants (FreeBSD, primarily) and commercial GNU/Linux distributions (Red Hat, primarily) as well as Windows. Is Gentoo truly ready for 'real' work? Is it just some silly distraction for programmers, or can you really use this source-based operating system to your advantage in a production environment?

"Before the hosting service company offered Gentoo-based servers for their various hosting services, FreeBSD was the operating system of choice for most of Tek Alchemy's customers. Nowadays most customers request Gentoo Linux on the machines they're paying to use..."

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