Wednesday, 20 June 2012

5 Best Linux server distros | Linux server distro comparison

Top 5 Linux server distributions - A comparison of linux server distros| Best Linux Server Distros

Though hundreds of linux distributions are there only a few distributions have the features to be a good server linux distribution.Here we have selected the top server linux distributions.Lets look at the best server linux distributions.

debian 6.0

Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel.Debian comes with over 29000 packages (precompiled software that is bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine) — all of it free. The great old debian now has an opponent- Cent OS.Ubuntu server edition is also becoming more popular now a days.

 System requirements debian 6.0

  • 1 GHz processor or more
  • RAM 128 mb(recommended 512 MB)
  • Hard disk 5 GB
Download debian 6.0 here

2.Cent OS

 What is Cent os? It is an Enterprise Linux distribution based on the freely available sources from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Every CentOS version has long term support for 10 years. A new CentOS version is released every 2 years approximately. Each versions gets security and other updates every 6 months to support the new hardwares coming in the market
Current major versions are 6.2 and 5.8.
Cent os Features

· easy maintenance
· long term support for 10 years
· friendly environment for users and package maintainers
· active development

· open business model
· community infrastructure
· good commercial support
· open management
 Download Cent OS HERE 
3.Ubuntu server edition

 Like for desktops,Ubuntu is one of the best choice for servers also.Ubuntu is maintained by Canonical Ltd.The current server edition for ubuntu is 12.04 which has a support for 3 years.
New features of Ubuntu 12.04 aka Precise Pangolin
· Unity 3D interface 5.10;
· Unity 2D interface 5.10;
· GNOME 3.4.1;
· Linux kernel 3.2.12;
· X.Org 7.6;
· Xorg Server 1.11.4;
· Upstart 1.5;
· GCC 4.6.3 toolchain;
· Python 2.7.3 and Python 3.2.3;
· Compiz Fusion

Server edition        download  32 bit
                                     download  64 bit(recommended)

4.Red hat Enterprise edition

What is redhat linux?developed by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market.Latest stable release is version 6.2 released around 6 months ago in december last year

--> Features of Redhat Linux
· Improved graphical installer
· Support for new filesystems like EXT4, XFS, NFS
· LVM enhancements
· Better power management
· Improved PackageKit and Yum package managers
· Better support for clustering, with the Corosync Cluster Engine
· Enhanced security
· Network packet labeling and support for IPv6
· Support for multiple displays
· Nouveau video driver for Nvidia graphics cards
· KDE SC 4.3
· Mozilla Thunderbird 3
· Mozilla Firefox 3.5

· Office Suite 3.1
· MySQL 5.1
· Apache 2.2.15
· PostgreSQL 8.4

Download Redhat here 

5.SUSE Linux Enterprise Edition

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is designed predominantly for high-performance data centres and it provides a modern, efficient and secure foundation for data centre computing. The new SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 service pack 2 comes with a 60 days trial pack.
Features of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service pack 2
3.0 Linux kernel
Scheduler and memory management optimizations
Support for transparent huge pages and per-CPU network load balancing
Supports the latest Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors
Btrfs filesystem support. 
Snapper, a unique tool that's integrated with YaST and Zypper

Support for Linux Containers 
Work well with Xen, KVM, ESX and Hyper-V
Most extensive virtualization capabilities of any enterprise Linux distribution.
Visit SUSE site here for the 60 days free trail of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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  1. Miserere...
    are they features for serwer:
    · Unity 3D interface 5.10;
    · Unity 2D interface 5.10;
    · GNOME 3.4.1;
    · Compiz Fusion
    Want you have resource hungry Compiz on ssh-accessed serwer?

  2. Slackware best server and desktop distro!!!

  3. CentOs is best for web server.