[Chicago-talk] Kinda OT - redhat enterprise linux for apache/mod_perl

Steven Lembark lembark at wrkhors.com
Fri Feb 6 23:47:50 CST 2004

> If you are thinking about going the fedora route, you might as well go
> with Debian. Afterall, fedora is just Redhat's attempt at being Debian
> which as we all know is the best distribution, and also the fastest
> growing[1], mainly because everyone is finally coming to realize how
> much Redhat sucks. Not to mention your Debian setup will be as simple  as
> doing: apt-get install libapache-mod-perl libhtml-mason-perl
> 1.  http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2004/01/28/
> debian_fastest_growing_linux_distribution.html

That or use SuSE. Main difference is in things like the
startup, which is quite a bit cleaner than debian's, and
comes with the standard servers.

"Growing" depends heavily on how you ask people. Looking
at lpars, they're about 100% SuSE-derived. Most office
servers I deal with are RH or SuSE. RH make the big
mistake of letting entropy catch up with them in a big,
big way. If they concentrate on the server market they'll
have to clean things up a bit (or die "trying: $!"... :-).

In the meantime, unless you really need a server distro
(e.g., owl), I'd suggest SuSE as being simpler to install
and manage than any of the others.

Steven Lembark                               2930 W. Palmer
Workhorse Computing                       Chicago, IL 60647
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