What operating system?

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With the latest move on centos, I am thinking of changing our servers. What operating system do you use and what do you like/hate about it?
I am sure I am not the only one here thinking about this either... This seems to be a part of a long term plan that sees a commercial centos down the road, while it may be cheaper than RHL, but so are some small cars!
 

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Discussion is here
 

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NO it is not, that entire forum thread is 95% about centos and NOT what others are currently using or what those using centos intend to try out...
Just because it is a related topic does not mean you can redirect because I do not want to discuss centos in this thread, I want to discuss alternatives.... very different content!
I am more interested in hearing from people that DO NOT use centos. We started with debian years ago, but a new server guy a few months in switched because debian was not his forte.
I have Puppy Linux on a number of PCs and older laptops, it works great and extends the life of the office hardware, but I do not believe a server environment is their target. You can also run Puppy on a usb drive and boot from any computer, like always having your PC in your pocket, great for field service.
 

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With the latest move on centos, I am thinking of changing our servers.
Sorry your first sentence is sort of leading.. let's try again..
I am thinking of changing our servers.
Are referring to da servers? if yes the choices are CentOS, RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu and FreeBSD unless I missed some.
If no Its wide open. Currently for personal desktop use I like MXlinux, GhostBSD, and Mac.

for servers I prefer FreeBSD or Debian (non derivatives).

Used Redhat and centos until IBM bought them.

I have used them all over the last 20 years.
a new server guy a few months in
What did he like?

If you like Puppy have you tried AntiX https://antixlinux.com/

MXlinux is the old mepis and antix teams they combined. https://mxlinux.org/
 

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That would be awesome to have the music playing during the install.
 
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