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Old 13th December 2008, 18:04
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Which of the perfect servers are the easiest to keep files up to date ? Like if there is a new version of patch out for any of the files that I can run a update to keep everything updated. I am a windows user that is very interested in the linux World but my linux is very limited that is why I want to do a perfect server that is easy to keep updated. Thanks

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Old 13th December 2008, 19:27
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I recommend to use debian.
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Old 13th December 2008, 21:09
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I recommend to use debian.
Why What make it easier to use then the other ones?
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Old 13th December 2008, 22:54
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From my personal experience I would recommend Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

- Easy apt-get update, apt-get upgrade updates from console
- Regular updates
- large comunity
- It is still debian based linux (debian is one of most stable linux distos)

but then again this can be applied to most "old" linux distibutions.

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Old 13th December 2008, 23:27
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Yes I want to hear what everyone has to say. Remember I want something that is easy to use. I know I still have to learn but I dont want to go crazy. After I do one of the Perfect server setup without the ispcong. I want to be able to update easy. I will only use it to host a my store online. So it's important to make sure that all patches are up to date. And that It's easy to update. I want to make sure that I can be PCI Compliant. I am thinking of hosting my store. Please let me know what everyone thinks.
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Old 14th December 2008, 00:02
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I'm Windows/Windows Server user and if I could install Ubuntu server anyone can

All you have to do initially is to install Ubuntu with OpenSSH option during install. After that you can do all other stuff from console by using something like PuTTy:
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

Why? It supports copy/paste so you can copy/paste all commands from tutorial. That way you will eliminate typos because those are the major problem for most users and those errors are hard to track down.

All updates to Ubuntu can be done by two commands from console(PuTTy):
apt-get update - gets info about new updates
apt-get upgrade - actual update procedure

and you are done. Do this one or twice a week and you will have fully updated system.

Similar can be done in most Linux Server Distributions but I have worked only with Ubuntu.
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Old 14th December 2008, 01:21
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From my personal experience I would recommend Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

- Easy apt-get update, apt-get upgrade updates from console
- Regular updates
- large comunity
- It is still debian based linux (debian is one of most stable linux distos)

but then again this can be applied to most "old" linux distibutions.

and let the flaming begin
Why not the 8.10 ? What is the Difference ?
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Old 14th December 2008, 01:50
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https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS

- with non-LTS (Long Term Support) server versions they guaranty you free support (patches) for at least 18 months (1.5 year)

- with LTS server version you get five years free support (patches)

Since new versions of Ubuntu Servers are released proximately every 6 months you can always install new version and always have relatively secure server but I think that server that is patched for more then one year is more secure.
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I'd use Debian. It's the base for Ubuntu, so it has the same package manager, but I consider it to be more stable.
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Why has none said Fedora I am surprised ?
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