The Top 10 Linux Server Distributions
Aug 27, 2010, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"You know that Linux is a hot data center server. You know that
it saves you money in licensing and maintenance costs. But, what
are your options for Linux as a server operating system? Listed
here are the top ten Linux server distributions -- some of which
you may not be aware. The following chararistics, in no particular
order, qualified a distribution for inclusion in this list:
Ease-of-use, available commercial support and data center
"1. Ubuntu - At the top of almost every Linux-related list,
Debian-based Ubuntu is in a class by itself. It surpasses all other
distributions from its simple installation to its excellent
hardware discovery to its world-class commercial support; Ubuntu
leaves the others fumbling in the dusty distance.
"2. Red Hat - Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) started out as the
"little Linux company that could" and is now a major force in the
quest for data center rackspace. The Linux darling of large
companies throughout the world, Red Hat's innovations and non-stop
support will have you coming back for more.
"3. SUSE -"