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    Cool Which flavour of Linux is best as a server?

    In your opinions, anyone who has an opinion they would like to share, that is, which Linux distribution makes the best servers? I have Mandrake 7.0, Mandrake 7.1 and RedHat 5.2 (But don't limit your choices to these, or to these versions of the distributions... I'm gonna buy a boxed Linux distro for use on a P120 nice old machine to use as an HTTP/FTP/SMB server, and maybe as an internet firewall & proxy... I just wondered which distro you thought would be best for this?
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    Cool Which flavour of Linux is best as a server?

    In your opinions, anyone who has an opinion they would like to share, that is, which Linux distribution makes the best servers? I have Mandrake 7.0, Mandrake 7.1 and RedHat 5.2 (But don't limit your choices to these, or to these versions of the distributions... I'm gonna buy a boxed Linux distro for use on a P120 nice old machine to use as an HTTP/FTP/SMB server, and maybe as an internet firewall & proxy... I just wondered which distro you thought would be best for this?
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    I have SuSE linux Professional 7.x and Im satisfied with it. IMHO SuSE is a good choice if you want to buy a cheap and good linux distribution or install it directly from the net, the choice is yours.

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    I have SuSE linux Professional 7.x and Im satisfied with it. IMHO SuSE is a good choice if you want to buy a cheap and good linux distribution or install it directly from the net, the choice is yours.

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    FreeBSD is IMHO the best server system and OpenBSD for log-hosts, oohh you said Linux?
    Ok, then Slackware, but SuSE (the server version) can also be used.

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    FreeBSD is IMHO the best server system and OpenBSD for log-hosts, oohh you said Linux?
    Ok, then Slackware, but SuSE (the server version) can also be used.

    br
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    Ok, I've never actually given Free/OpenBSD a try, maybe I'll boot up my test machine and put a BSD version on, I've got a free BSD disk someplace... Problem is i've got too many bloody CDs!!
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    Ok, I've never actually given Free/OpenBSD a try, maybe I'll boot up my test machine and put a BSD version on, I've got a free BSD disk someplace... Problem is i've got too many bloody CDs!!
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    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
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    I like LINUX Mandrake,it's pretty 'usable' as a server and has a few strong points

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    I like LINUX Mandrake,it's pretty 'usable' as a server and has a few strong points

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