Originally Posted by Votkrath
I've heard that CentOS is probably one of the best but is more for professionals or at least not beginners. But I've also heard that Debian is a good server OS.
If you are going for server OS.. these are good.
Actually, Debian is uber good, but I haven't much worked with CentOS, only an Asterisk server (CentOS based Trixbox).
I will recommend you Debian in all cases, because I worship it, mainly because of their policy (Debian Social Contract, Debian Free Software Guidelines, Debian Constitution) which doesn't allow discrimination, or software that "pretends to be free" and ensures a absolutely free OS without "hidden" limitations. And easy package management. The official repositories contain most, if not all, the software you need for a server OS.
I'm administrator of 2 Debian Etch servers, and my workstation PC is Debian Lenny and my old lappy is Debian Etch. Recently, I made a Debian based router with NAT, shaper with dynamic load balancing, and other things for my school.
Debian uber alles.
I wrote a post about Debian in the "Ultimate Distro Guide":
AFAIK, CentOS is the free spin-off of RHEL
Yep, it was true.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat...ux_derivativesEdited by metala - 12/26/08 at 5:00pm