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Old 11-12-2005, 02:28   #1
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Question Linux Package?

this struct me when i was surfing my daily dose of web news:

"which linux package do webhost really use?" most of them would say Linux. but my research will prove that there are much more linux package than you imagine...

the more popular ones...

College Linux
http://www.college.ch/linux/
Description: You will be pleased to learn that Robert Kennedy College, Delémont, Suisse is making available CollegeLinux to both RKC and non RKC students (of course also to all the "students" of Linux!). CollegeLinux is a new, stand-alone operating system based on Slackware . The aim of this experimental Linux distribution is to provide to RKC students and to the student population at large an operating system which is easy to install and use and which provides an alternative to the traditional commercial operating systems ;)
Version: 2.5

Debian GNU/Linux
http://www.debian.org/
Description: Debian official releases are geared more toward stability than cutting-edge features. It's not as easy to install as most distros, but the package manager makes it easy to maintain once installed. Packages can also be upgraded to less stable versions.
NOTE: The Non-US version of the installer includes packages that may have copyright or patent issues if distributed in the US.
Version: Debian 3.0r4

Fedora Project
http://fedora.redhat.com/
Description: The Fedora Project is the free descendant of Red Hat Linux. Comprised entirely of open source software, Fedora Core is a Linux-based operating system developed as a collaboration of Red Hat engineers and the Linux community.
Version: Fedora Core 3 (Heidelburg)

FreeBSD
http://www.freebsd.org/
Description: FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for Intel ia32 compatible, DEC Alpha, and PC-98 architectures. It is derived from BSD UNIX, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley. The 4.x series is the Production Release, while the 5.x release is the potentially less stable Technology Release.
Note: FreeBSD is not Linux. It is based on BSD UNIX.
Version: 5.3

Gentoo Linux
http://www.gentoo.org/
Description: Gentoo Linux uses an enhanced BSD ports-style package system. You'll want to consult Gentoo's web site or the forums here before doing an install. This distro isn't designed for ease-of-install or simplicity, but it does allow a great deal of flexibility in both installation and maintenance.
Version: 2005.0

Knoppix
http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
Description: This Linux distribution runs entirely from a bootable CD. Data on the CD is uncompressed on the fly, allowing them to fit 2 GB worth of system and programs on one CD, including a complete X server, KDE, and large packages like OpenOffice and The Gimp. Since it runs solely off the CD, Knoppix makes an excellent portable Linux demo or system rescue disk, but its completeness makes it a good general purpose distribution as well.
Version: 3.7 (2004-12-08 build)

Lycoris
http://www.lycoris.com/
Description: Lycoris Desktop/LX is an operating system designed with ease of use in mind. Desktop/LX loads preconfigured for Internet access, office productivity, multimedia, entertainment, and more.
Version: Update 4

Mandrake
http://www.linux-mandrake.com/
Description: Mandrake Linux is a friendly and popular Linux operating system which specializes in ease-of-use for both servers and the home/office. MandrakeSoft strongly encourages anyone who enjoys using Mandrake Linux to join their MandrakeLinux Club to provide financial support for the distribution. There are more details on their website.
Version: Mandrake 10.1 Official

Red Hat
http://www.redhat.com/
Description: Red Hat Linux is probably the best-known Linux distribution. It is well-supported by commercial software, and tends to be easy to install and have good hardware support out of the box. Compaq has taken over the maintenance for Red Hat for their Alpha processor - there's a link to their Alpha Red Hat page below.
Note: Red Hat 9 is the last version of Red Hat Linux per se, and Red Hat will stop supporting it soon. Instead they offer a commercial Linux distribution, "Red Hat Enterprise Edition", and a free distribution, "The Fedora Project".
Version: 9 (shrike)

Slackware
http://www.slackware.com/
Description: Since its first release in April of 1993, the Slackware Linux Project has aimed at producing the most "UNIX-like" Linux distribution out there.
Version: 10.1

SUSE LINUX
http://www.suse.com/
Description: SUSE LINUX is a popular distribution based out of Germany. The latest version is available as a personal edition ISO download, and they also offer a "live evaluation" version that runs completely off a CD. You can also boot from the ftp install ISO image to install from a remote ftp server. For instructions see this file. To select a server to install from, click the link on this page for the mirror list for the ftp install image (by clicking the icon of a CD superimposed on a folder), then copy that mirror link after removing anything following the version number.
Version: SuSE 9.1

Trustix Secure Linux
http://www.trustix.org/
Description: Trustix Secure Linux is a Linux distribution aimed towards the server market. Its packages are carefully selected to provide the services in the most secure manner. It also includes an update utility named "swup" that can be used to easily upgrade as packages are patched. The ISO is rebuilt frequently, so the md5sum here may not always match what's on their ftp server.
Version: Trustix 2.2 (2005-04-05 build)

Turbolinux
http://www.turbolinux.com
Description: One of the big distributions, Turbo Linux is the most popular linux distribution in Japan and China. The Server 8.0 promo image link points to a registration page, required in order to download that ISO. They have a newer release for their desktop edition, but it isn't available as free.
Version: Server 8.0 Promo (Registration required)

Yellow Dog Linux
http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/
Description: A complete Fedora-based Linux distribution for the PowerPC architecture. YDL boasts a graphical installer, an automated updater program, and good hardware support.
Version: 4.0.1

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the Not so famous one...

aLinux
http://www.alinux.org/
Description: aLinux is a Professional Linux Operating System designed for ease of use that sports a visually stunning Graphical User Interface while maintaining a level of sophistication that experienced linux users can appreciate. aLinux was formerly known as Peanut Linux.
Version: 12.2

Arch Linux
http://www.archlinux.org/
Description: Arch Linux is an i686-optimized and streamlined distribution. It keeps size down by limiting the packages installed, and most utilities are written in bash to make tweaking easy. The "base install" image is a bare-bones image that contains just enough packages to get a system up and running.
Version: 0.7

ASPLinux
http://www.asp-linux.com
Description: ASPLinux - modern multifunctional GNU/Linux distribution, includes all components for creation of a high perfomance Internet/Intranet server or powerful multimedia workstation. The ASPLinux distribution is based in Russia.
Version: 10

ClarkConnect
http://www.clarkconnect.org/
Description: With a lot of help from Linux open-source software and a little help from ClarkConnect, you can transform standard PC hardware into a dedicated broadband gateway and easy-to-use server. ClarkConnect also sells an office edition of their distro.
Version: 3.0 Home (2005-03 build)

Conectiva
http://www.conectiva.com/
Description: Conectiva Linux is a Linux distribution from Brazil. The distribution includes support for English, Spanish, and Portuguese. It uses apt-get as the mechanism for updating and installing packages, with RPM as the package format.
Version: 10

DemoLinux
http://www.demolinux.org/
Description: DemoLinux is a distribution designed to reside entirely on a bootable CD. Handy for showing Linux off without needing to install to a disk or repartition a hard drive.
Version: 3.01pl5

e-smith
http://www.e-smith.org/
Description: e-smith is a server-oriented distribution. Its main design focus is simple, centralized configuration, along with security and ease of installation.
Version: SME Server 6.0

ELX
http://www.elxlinux.com/
Description: The ELX Linux distribution seeks to provide an interface similar to Windows. The idea is to make a move from Windows to Linux an easy transition, allowing a user to take advantage of the superior features of Linux without having to learn a new interface. ELX is based out of India.
Version: BizDesk 4.0

EnGarde
http://www.engardelinux.org/
Description: EnGarde is a secure distribution of Linux engineered from the ground-up to provide organizations with the level of security required to create a corporate Web presence or even conduct e-business on the Web. EnGarde also sells a server edition and a support subscription on their website.
Version: EnGarde Community Edition

Gibraltar
http://www.gibraltar.at/
Description: Gibraltar is a Debian-based router/firewall distribution, fully workable from a bootable, live CD-ROM. Log files can be stored on a hard disk, and configuration data is stored on a floppy disk and kept on a RAM disk during run-time.
Version: Gibraltar Firewall 2.2

Icepack Linux
http://www.icepack-linux.com/
Description: Icepack linux is an independent Linux distribution built from scratch. They aim to offer a user-friendly full-featured operating system, pre-configured, well structured and easy to work with, and filled with the latest stable versions of Linux apps.
Version: 2.75

Immunix Linux
http://www.immunix.org/
Description: Immunix Linux is a Red Hat 7.0-based distribution where the packages have been recompiled to incorporate protections against stack-smashing and formatting exploits. Releases 7.3 and beyond of Immunix will only be available commercially.
Version: ImmunixOS 7 (non commercial)

JBLinux
http://www.jblinux.net
Description: JBLinux is a Linux distribution designed primarily for security and performance, as well as aiming to provide the end-user with high quality software. All packages are optimized for Pentium-class CPUs.
Version: 2.2

K12LTSP
http://k12ltsp.org/
Description: K12LTSP is based on Fedora and the LTSP terminal server packages. It's easy to install and configure. Once installed K12LTSP lets you boot diskless workstations from an applications server. Since all applications run on the terminal server, you can use older computers as low-maintenance diskless clients.
Version: 4.2.0

Libranet
http://www.libranet.com/
Description: Libranet is a Debian-based distribution with an easy-to-use installer and system management functions. The links below point to a trial version of their commercial product and their free "classic" version. There is a comparison chart on their web site showing what is included in the full distribution that isn't in the free version (though the difference can be made up by downloading any missing packages once the free version is installed).
Version: 2.8.1 Trial

LinEx
http://www.linex.org/
Description: Based on Debian and Gnome, LinEx is a Spanish-language distribution that features improved installation and configuration tools that make it easy to install and use, even for beginners.
Version: LinEx 2004

LinuxPPC
http://www.penguinppc.org/
Description: LinuxPPC is a Red Hat 6.2-based distribution for the PowerPC platform. It is no longer supported. PowerPC users might consider using Yellow Dog, Debian, SuSE, Mandrake, or Gentoo instead.
Version: 2000 Q4

Lycoris
http://www.lycoris.com/
Description: Lycoris Desktop/LX is an operating system designed with ease of use in mind. Desktop/LX loads preconfigured for Internet access, office productivity, multimedia, entertainment, and more. The links below point to the unsupported free version of the Lycoris distribution.
Version: Update 4

PLD Linux
http://www.pld.org.pl/
Description: A Polish Linux distribution. Note that the MD5sums may change as the ISOs are updated during development.
Version: Development

SoL
http://www.sol-linux.com/
Description: Server optimized Linux is a distribution optimized for, you guessed it, use on servers. It is an independent distribution (not based on another distro), and uses an XML-based boot process to streamline startup configuration.
Version: SoL-18.00

Vector Linux
http://www.vectorlinux.com/
Description: The creators of Vector Linux had a single credo: keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide what their operating system is going to be. The SOHO release is geared more toward desktop use than the regular Vector release. The "Live" CD will boot from the CD for use as either a rescue disk or as a chance to evaluate Vector Linux without needing to install it.
Version: 4.0

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taken from linuxISO.org!!! wholesale...

i am wondering... if red hat were to release its enterprise edition... anyone in singapore wish to buy? anyone selling? how much if there is?

maybe you might want to share with us your current linux package? which one are you interested? hope my this 3 minute research would be helpful in selecting linux package if one were to install one....
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Old 11-12-2005, 12:37   #2
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There are people who uses Redhat Entreprise Version. That's provided you are willing to pay for the stuffs.

But as for me, I will go for Open Source. CentOS/Fedora.
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Old 11-12-2005, 13:10   #3
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My routers run FreeBSD.

Hosting services run off CentOS. (If only Ensim supports FreeBSD )
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Old 12-12-2005, 13:58   #4
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When it comes to which distro to use, one should consider the size of the developers in that community. Linux software can sometimes very tricky to install and the best way to go about is to use RPMs for your specific distro. Also to take into consideration of the remote server control panel and hosting control panel that you plan to use.

Personally, I prefer Fedora (widely supported) and SuSe (easy to use out of box server control - GUI YAST). my $0.02
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Old 12-12-2005, 14:06   #5
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When it comes to which distro to use, one should consider the size of the developers in that community. Linux software can sometimes very tricky to install and the best way to go about is to use RPMs for your specific distro. Also to take into consideration of the remote server control panel and hosting control panel that you plan to use.

Personally, I prefer Fedora (widely supported) and SuSe (easy to use out of box server control - GUI YAST). my $0.02

I wun recommend Fedora for hosting solution. Its more suitable for developers.
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Old 12-12-2005, 17:07   #6
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See Netcraft for the favoured distributions of web sites
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Old 12-12-2005, 19:02   #7
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FreeBSD and CentOS are two good and free ones
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Old 20-12-2005, 20:54   #8
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I think the correct term to use here is

"WHICH LINUX DISTRIBUTION"

There are many linux distributions available and it doesn't take very much to create your own. I have tried and successfully build my own up from scratch and have also build, tried and created one with a text based installer from Debian sources.

Essentially, Linux distributions all use the same kernel, its only the choices of packages that are different - some tend to be more server focused, some more desktop focused, some more graphic focused etc.

Perhaps a website like http://www.distrowatch.com will give you a better inside into the world of Linux and the various distributions.

For me, the following seem to rule
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux [2.x 3.x 4.x]
- Red Hat Desktop
- Fedore Core
- Centos [3.x 4.x]

sigh, speaks volumes for this Red Hat guy :P

Others that I play with
- Suse
- Debian
- Ubuntu
- Progeny
- Knoppix
- ELiveCD http://www.elivecd.org --> must try for fans of the MacOS

Some I which I have more time to play with
- FreeBSD
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Old 21-12-2005, 23:18   #10
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whoa distrowatch got alot of distributions - as i am new to linux, never used it before, which should i try?
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Old 22-12-2005, 15:42   #11
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Uh.

I've installed CentOS and SUSE on my 2 old P3 computers, and i thought i like CentOS better. Somehow, SUSE makes me feel stupid.
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Uh.

I've installed CentOS and SUSE on my 2 old P3 computers, and i thought i like CentOS better. Somehow, SUSE makes me feel stupid.
CentOS was a little known Linux when it started, but for some reason, it has bolted to among the top as one of the popular distro. I think CentOS has the X-Factor that could possibly shake-up the top distro players and become the leading Linux one day.
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I am using Ubuntu 5.10. Very easy to use for newbies like me.
The support forum is also great.
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I use the ff:

For desktop we use 2:
a. Ubuntu
b. XP (common one)

For Servers
a. Centos
b. Redhat (enterprise / commercial)

For Network gateways / firewalls
a. OpenBSD

For Web Server
a. Linux
b. FreeBSD
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still prefer FreeBSD and CentOS

used to stick to Fedora.
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still prefer FreeBSD and CentOS

used to stick to Fedora.

yup me too... i like FreeBSD or OpenBSD and Centos.

This is what we deploy to our clients...
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