Re: OT: need some advice as to distro
- On 12/1/2009 10:08 AM, Brian Evans - Postfix List wrote:
> <soapbox>I wasn't going to say anything, but I'll add a 'me too' here.
> I personally use Gentoo for all my Linux needs.
I've been using Gentoo only for our in house servers since 2005. They've
all been through 2 major GCC version updates, and I've honestly never
had a serious problem.
A rolling release distro like Gentoo is really easy to keep completely
up to date, and I never have to worry about being forced to use
> There are several reasons for this.
> 1. It forces you to learn Linux. The handbook gives a great
> walk-through of how to set it up.
> 2. It is multi-platform; x86(_64), sparc(64), ppc(64), alpha, etc.
> 3. It is a build from source distro, but you don't need to know how.
> The Portage system takes care of individual packages and dependencies.
> You can tune and rebuild the entire system, if desired.
> 4. The base install is minimal; compile tools, python, perl and common
> You get what you need, nothing more.
> 5. There is a security team in place to monitor vulnerabilities.
> 6. There is no "OS upgrade". Only package updates.
> It will happily work forever updating single packages when *you* want.
> There is still an easy way to update everything as well.
> 7. There are stable, testing and experimental types of packages. All of
> which are easily accessible.
> 8. Tracking down dependencies is a non-issue.
> I know other alternatives, such as FreeBSD, would also work well.
- Il giorno mar, 01/12/2009 alle 13.15 -0800, Joe ha scritto:
> > Why not just use DebianEnterprise support for postfix? :)
> > then, instead of Ubuntu?
> Because enterprise support is available for ubuntu, and also, if someone
> is familiar with ubuntu desktop already it makes sense for them to
> deploy ubuntu server if servers are needed.
The desktop approach could be true for *Suse distro, but I can't see any
point in having a desktop approach to a postfix deployment. Or does
Ubuntu server is a desktop only distro now? :o
just my 2 cents...
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