oh god, not another linux thread...

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    oh god, not another linux thread...

    ok, let me begin by saying i do not know

    S.Q.U.A.T.

    about linux, nor unix, nor any of its siblings.


    with that out of the way, i have been instructed to format one of our shop computers, install linux, and set it up as a webserver.

    my first question is: what is the best version of linux, and where can i get it?

    second, how do i go about installing it and setting it up, and what are some of the things to be watchful of when installing and setting up?

    third, i know about as much about making webservers as i do about linux itself.


    we already have redhat 6.0 on a CD here at the shop, and my boss is wanting to use that one for various reasons. he wants to stick with redhat because it is probably the most popular version of linux, and he has already paid for this version of it (came with a book) so we have some referance for support.


    any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I came up with a cool phrase to put down here, but i forgot it...

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    How about you plop the CD into the CD-ROM drive, restart computer, hit F2 while it's booting up, go over to the Boot tab, set the boot order to start with your CD-ROM drive, and follow the instructions.

    With Red Hat it's REALLY easy. There is even an install class that's called "Server".

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    > With Red Hat it's REALLY easy.

    Yeah, ... (I just realized how much I unintentionally say your name), just look at how successful leeman's been!

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    Best Linux:

    personal usage: Redhat, Mandrake (both simple to install)

    Server: Gentoo, Slackware (Gentoo: extreme hard installation for newbies, Slackware -> hard installation)

    Server: (High Security) Debian (hard installation)


    Best Webserver: Apache (normal installation, easy to config)
    Supports lots of modules: PHP, Perl, mod_ASP, mysql, mod_ssl.....


    www.isolinux.org (ISO images)
    www.redhat.com
    www.gentoo.org
    www.mandrake.com
    www.slackware.org
    www.debian.org
    www.linux.org
    http://www.linuxnewbie.org/

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    thanks guys, im formatting now.

    wish me luck.
    I came up with a cool phrase to put down here, but i forgot it...

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    personal usage: Redhat, Mandrake (both simple to install)
    Not exactly correct, Mandrake is better for noobs, and you forgot to add the most used distro in Europe, SuSE, and it's great for noobs too, and I still think, Mdk beats Rh. And Slackware is perfectly well for personal use too, not too difficult installation.



    Server: Gentoo, Slackware (Gentoo: extreme hard installation for newbies, Slackware -> hard installation)
    Gentoo, indeed, extremely difficult installation (for noobs), and dont worth all this, and just like I said, slackware installation, it's not so difficult.



    Supports lots of modules: PHP, Perl, mod_ASP, mysql, mod_ssl.....
    Mod Asp, sucks, no because it's asp, but the support is poor, really poor.

    Juse like you said, a respected distro and really high security, support, packages, open-source, go to Debian, just, perfect.

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    @Vber
    right...


    SuSE SUCKZ

    SuSE=no security, stupid, can't describe, it's a real ****ty distrobo

    I don't like it!

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    SuSE, sucks?
    Ohh, I guess you're talking without any experience with it.
    Funny, most of home-users (europe), use SuSE as their OS, it's great of noobs, nice gui, easy installation, really good support, what more you want from an distro, that should be to noob-users? You cannot expect that SuSE should be an Debian or Slack from the life...

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    I've worked 2 moths with SuSE and it still sucks.
    Now I'm working with Redhat and Debian, sometimes with Mandrake.

    But SuSE suckz!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SuSE is like void main(void)

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    Originally posted by codingmaster
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    SuSE SUCKZ

    SuSE=no security, stupid, can't describe, it's a real ****ty distrobo

    I don't like it!
    You have anger management problems. I suggest a relaxing massage or a short vacation.

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    does anyone stfw or at least the boards anymore.....or at least not post something thats been discussed for almost a week straight in 300 different topics?

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    Ok..

    As a 4 years unix user, I'am telling you that SuSE for personal use, it's one of the best distros, you can think whatever you want, and I respect that

    Hmm, my opinion:
    Best distro for server: Debian if we're talking about Linux, and AIX if we're talking about *nix.

    Best desktop distro: Linux Slackware or Linux Mandrake.

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    I'm no expert, but in the field of servers it seems:
    FreeBSD > Linux

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    Originally posted by Brian
    I'm no expert, but in the field of servers it seems:
    FreeBSD > Linux
    If we're talking about *nix, I suggest for servers AIX or CiSCO, this two *nix, are superb for servers.

    And be sure, FreeBSD against an Debian well configurated by an experient admin, it's the same thing or still, debian is better.

    But Linxu against AIX or CISCO in security, it's nothing
    You can see this in zone-h.
    Last edited by Vber; 01-25-2003 at 04:47 AM.

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    FreeBSD > Linux
    Agreed - it is probably not ideal for a beginner though, and it is probable that you will be able to get greater support for Linux.

    Incidently, when I first started running FreeBSD at work, it used to be able to outperform Linux running Linux apps in Linux emulation mode. It has a far supperior memory management system than Linux which is probably why it is favoured for server applications.
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