[Mageia-discuss] Mageia on a server?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Aug 22 19:05:21 CEST 2012

On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:54:14 +0100
Anne Wilson <annew at kde.org> wrote:

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> On 22/08/12 17:40, P. Christeas wrote:
> > On Wednesday 22 August 2012, Anne Wilson wrote:
> >> My recent experiences with enterprise distros has been less than 
> >> happy and I'm seriously wondering whether I could use Mageia on
> >> the server as well as on workstations. ... Has anyone any
> >> relevant experience?
> >> 
> > 
> > Been using Mandrake, Mandriva and Mageia for servers, approx.
> > since 2001. So far, had no reason to move to any other distro
> > (except for prejudiced admins against a "desktop" / RPM distros).
> > 
> > On a recent incident, I had to move some service from a RHEL6
> > server to a humble Mga1 box, in order to gain in performance (rh
> > did use older, less efficient versions). In a similar tone, vanilla
> > Debian couldn't install there (because of the firmware for its
> > NIC).
> > 
> Thanks, everyone.  Most reassuring.  The main objection against using
> a desktop rather than an enterprise distro is that users see the
> desktop one as more likely to get "broken".  My experience has been
> the opposite.  The enterprise distros spread packages over a number of
> repos, which clash with each other, so that sooner or later an update
> breaks things catastrophically.

I don't know what "enterprise" distros are supposed to be, but IME
Debian is quite reliable on a server.



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