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    Linux Flavours

    I don't want to start a flame war here or anything but...

    I use Debian and have done for about 5 years for web servers, mostly
    because I love the idea of "apt-get"

    My question is, should I really be looking at other flavours? Who in
    web server setup not desktop is leading the way in linux flavours?

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    From what I've seen CentOS is pretty popular. I don't make any claims that it is leading the way, as I've got no statistics to back that up.
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    from what I'm hearing, Ubuntu is getting quite popular (A Debian descendant)

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    Getting quite popular as a desktop environment maybe, but as a server, I don't see it becoming that popular. I'd stick with Debian, or get CentOS, which has yum, very similar to apt-get .

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    I've heard aptitude is much easier and more reliable than Yum.

    So really there isn't any one flavour that is way out in front in this market?

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    Nope.

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    Most of the Linux web server market are RedHat or Debian flavours. If you already know Debian, learn RedHat (CentOS is essentially RedHat without the enterprise support & restricted 3rd party stuff). Then you'll have pretty much all covered. It doesn't take much to learn the other. Just some RedHat quirks & PITAs that you need to know. I still prefer Debian and yum isn't in the same league as apt.
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