Which is the best distribution?
Posted Apr 8, 2004 2:12 UTC (Thu) by dlang
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another factor that should be considered for the server OS selection is what hardware platforms a distribution will run on.
The larger the company the more likly that they have a wide range of hardware around, and while they would love to standardize on one OS they can't always do so (in some cases it's software that isn't supported on the OS of choice, in others it's that budgets are tight and all you get is the cast-offs from other projects)
In this case Debian is well in the lead (11+ hardware platofrms IIRC) and Slackware brings up the rear (x86 only). I haven't checked recently, but last time I looked SUSE had more platforms supported and was adding more when compared to RedHat (which was dropping support for less popular hardware, like that sold by Sun)
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