Top 10 Linux Server distros.

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  1. linuxforall

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    Ubuntu is at the top of that list?! :rolleyes:
     
  3. linuxforall

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    Because for someone from Windows world switching over his/her small enterprise, Ubuntu server is the easiest to impelent and well supported, thats why. The others need to get off their FOSS nazi hats and come down to ground and then they will be as popular or even more.
     
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    Red Hat and Suse Linux Enterprise are also both well supported.
     
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    Definitely and SUSE is backed by old veteran NOVEL.
     
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    Ubuntu's focus is not a server OS. They offer it, but it's not their focus. To say ubuntu server is on top of Red Hat, Debian, CentOS, or even SUSE is ludicrous...
     
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    No it isn't, Canonical has now seriously turned attention to the lucrative server market and is going all guns, needless to say, with their current model of success, they wouldn't have any hindrance there either. Numbers prove otherwise, Ubuntu server has the fastest ascent in that market as studies show.
     
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    Don't forget that the Ubuntu server is not like Ubuntu Desktop, its very closely based on Debian, which is well reguarded as a Server OS, Ubuntu puts a layer of support that is essential for a lot of commercial organisations.
    We run a mixture of Ubuntu and Redhat servers (and a Windows network) and we don't have any problems with any of them (stability, support, performance, security, configuration etc).
     
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    Very true and Ubuntu server is gui less which is the right way to go even though it allows you to put a GUI in case you need one. Of all the servers I have deployed, this has been the easiest one for me.
     
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    Agreed. At least as of now. Of course, Canonical has plenty of money to get it done if they choose and it appears they are putting a lot more focus on the server market since they have basically said their desktop efforts are losing money.
     
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    Actually they are dead serious about server, thats the only way they can sustain their desktop effort which is totally free apart from some odd music sales they get from their Ubuntu one server.
     
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