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    Default Flavor used most in IT - CentOS vs Suse?

    Im preparing to study for my Linux exam and thinking of studying from two flavors of linux - one rpm based and the other debian.

    question is, on the RPM side - is there one flavor or linux used more in IT environments? Namely:

    - Fedora
    - CentOS
    - SuSe

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    Quote Originally Posted by lespaulman74 View Post
    Im preparing to study for my Linux exam and thinking of studying from two flavors of linux - one rpm based and the other debian.
    That's a good strategy.

    Quote Originally Posted by lespaulman74 View Post
    question is, on the RPM side - is there one flavor or linux used more in IT environments? Namely:

    - Fedora
    - CentOS
    - SuSe

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    Red Hat is probably the most common, so CentOS would be the closest to that. However, the Linux+ is high-level, so it's not going to matter a great deal for that. Understanding RPM is a significant portion of the exam, so just make sure you get that down, however you want to go about it.
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    We have a lot of CentOS based machines around where we are, doing generic server tasks and some other useful things. Fedora is no use in a business environment as it is bleeding edge, so more likely to fail.

    Suse I personally find useless all round, but thats just because I think it is bloated and YaST is worse than anything I've ever seen for package management/computer management
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    I use Ubuntu LTS Server for a dev server for my dev team (ruby, rails, mysql). For my Oracle 10g & 11g platforms, I run CentOS 5 X64. Most DBA's cringe at it since it's not an officially supported platform by Oracle, but we're not a production shop. We're an OPN development shop with a tight budget, so CentOS costs us nothing to run & maintain. I am confident enough in it to maintain it. Basically it boils down to cost for my shop. If I HAD to have official support, it would be OEL. Since I don't require O/S support, I choose CentOS, since it's such Binary Clone of RHEL, the Oracle software identifies it as RHEL. In short, it works for us, and have had zero issues doing it. I would recommend if you want to go down the Linux path, your idea is a smart one. Get familiar with 2 types of distros. RHEL and Debian is a smart choice since they both have a lot of variants.
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    Hey Guys,

    Thanks so much for the input!! Looks like im headed down the right path.

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    We use Linux Version 3 for most of our production stuff currently and HP-UX boxes paired with Oracle 9 and 10.
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    I would say CentOS-->Fedora-->Suse

    according to what I've seen while working in Operations department for two companies once in US and the other in Chile and it was CentOS for all of their servers (more than 80)
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    Any Redhat based distro although sometimes I do use Debian aswell
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    I like CentOS because if my Linux-retarded self can use it anyone can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Boz View Post
    I like CentOS because if my Linux-retarded self can use it anyone can.
    Well that depends how you use it. CentOS is bulky to be honest, but it has everything you need out of the box to run it as a proper LAMP server.

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    What about CentOS do you find to be bulky?
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    You can't install it with a floppy disk.
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    Red Hat for my Enterprise environments (I've found), followed by CentOS and all our Linux boxes here are SLES 9/10/11.
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    I'm ashamed of you all. Dude asks about a Linux flavor and not a single one of you makes a Mint joke.

    I vote for CentOS as well. I've used it at a few locations for different applications and like it a lot. At my former job we also had an Ubuntu server box and it was just as solid.

    I am fairly sure this will be the next big enterprise distro to watch, though: Welcome to HannahMontana.sourceforge.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertKaucher View Post
    I am fairly sure this will be the next big enterprise distro to watch, though: Welcome to HannahMontana.sourceforge.net
    Amidst all that pink, definitely!
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