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But they loves me here sad-smiley-002.gif

ya ya ya... You have only been here a short while and you have way more rep than I do etc etc tongue.gif

Oh yeah, your article is nice too! Maybe I should convert my guide to an article.

Speaking of my guide... @OP I hope you do something with virtualization in your endeavors
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But they loves me here sad-smiley-002.gif

ya ya ya... You have only been here a short while and you have way more rep than I do etc etc tongue.gif

Oh yeah, your article is nice too! Maybe I should convert my guide to an article.

Speaking of my guide... @OP I hope you do something with virtualization in your endeavors

its in the posts biggrin.gif shrak:4804 > me:2594 > you:(neaner neaner) 1705 smile.gif

all in good humor of course
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ya ya ya... You have only been here a short while and you have way more rep than I do etc etc tongue.gif
Oh yeah, your article is nice too! Maybe I should convert my guide to an article.
Speaking of my guide... @OP I hope you do something with virtualization in your endeavors

Articles are nice, doesn't get lost as easily as a post does thumb.gif
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its in the posts biggrin.gif shrak:4804 > me:2594 > you:(neaner neaner) 1705 smile.gif
all in good humor of course

well we all have the same title: Linux Lobbyist

Although I would want mine to say "Virtualization Visionary" or something
Edited by dizzy4 - 12/10/12 at 4:13pm
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Another one for the minimal install of CentOS (Derived from RedHat Enterprise) is a really great starting point for custom deployments. If you're looking to learn about Linux for real-world server use and potential career development then CentOS is definitely preferable to Ubuntu or any other Debian variant. Good luck convincing a serious employer to run an OS that doesn't have 1-800 support (I know, Ubuntu does, but come on really? ) Arch is fine for older hardware, but seems kinda pointless to me for anything else. At the end of the day though it's all good. What you learn in Debian or Arch will help you out even if you end up running some crazy HP Unix cluster or something in the future.
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post #26 of 33
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Another one for the minimal install of CentOS (Derived from RedHat Enterprise) is a really great starting point for custom deployments. If you're looking to learn about Linux for real-world server use and potential career development then CentOS is definitely preferable to Ubuntu or any other Debian variant. Good luck convincing a serious employer to run an OS that doesn't have 1-800 support (I know, Ubuntu does, but come on really? ) Arch is fine for older hardware, but seems kinda pointless to me for anything else. At the end of the day though it's all good. What you learn in Debian or Arch will help you out even if you end up running some crazy HP Unix cluster or something in the future.

arch doesn't target a certain role, its targets a certain user.

just warning you because you will get flamed and for good reason
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ACCIDENTAL DOUBLE POST god damm you huddler, the post bug has hit me four times in the last 3 days- you post, it shows the post four times, and then posts twice.
Edited by jrl1357 - 12/10/12 at 4:15pm
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arch doesn't target a certain role, its targets a certain user.
just warning you because you will get flamed and for good reason

All distros target a certain user or they wouldn't exist (Ok, maybe Oracle Linux doesn't target anyone in a meaningful way). That said, you have a really great point. In trying to point out that CentOS is probably best if the OP is choosing to learn about Linux with career ambitions in mind, I may have come off dismissive of other distros. I'd go with Ubuntu for an HTPC, Arch for those who want a lightweight OS (for whatever reason), Mint for daily desktop use, Debian for personal virtualized servers, and so on. As for inciting flames, call me cynical but I think it's damn near impossible to post about any flavor of *nix without pissing somebody off. Makes me pine for the days when these discussions were so much less complicated. Now get off my lawn!
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As for inciting flames, call me cynical but I think it's damn near impossible to post about any flavor of *nix without pissing somebody off. Makes me pine for the days when these discussions were so much less complicated.

Some ( well a lot more recently in the year I've been here, wasn't too bad when I first joined ) absolutely try to push opinion as fact far and beyond any belief. Not just with Linux, but everything here really. OS vs OS, Lord help us with the Apple hate bandwagon ( can't even have a proper discussion about the topic, if it even suggests Apple then it's to hell with the topic ), so on and so on.

The thing that really makes me laugh is when people start calling people sheep. Zomg Apple sheep! I just can't can't stop but think " And you're here preaching Android in an iPhone thread... and you aren't an Android sheep? rolleyes.gif " Seems like people don't understand everyones a fanboy or sheep of some company or product in one way or another and they're trying to use those words as insults...
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Now get off my lawn!

ph34r-smiley.gif


Way off topic there though..
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The thing that really makes me laugh is when people start calling people sheep. Zomg Apple sheep!

Yeah, an OS =/= a religion. If there is anything to keep in mind with *nix it's that there is always a new distro coming out that is "going to solve everything". Hint: no it wont. It really pays to be promiscuous with different distros. In the end one never knows which ones will even be around (or have a decent developer community) in 5 or 10 years, so flexibility can be a great asset.
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