RedHat vs Debian : Administrative Point of View

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Avishek Kumar

I am a major in computer science, love to research nix. I love to write codes and scripts, review distros, experiment Foss Technologies, write technical articles, Hack, of course Ethically. I am working as System Administrator (nix) for a NGO.

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82 Responses

  1. quasc says:

    I was going to read this article, but the fact that there’s a huge bottom bar on the site and I get all these stupid pop-ups (“stay updated, follow us on facebook”) in such bad taste, I had to let go and search for another site. Thanks!

  2. fjw says:

    “RedHat don’t release package updates, till next release, means you have to wait for the next release be it minor.
    Debian community believes – software is a continuous evolution process, hence updates are released on Daily Basis.”

    That’s just plain wrong. Both these projects release a stable product around once every ~2 to 3 years. With Debian the development process is just more open and so they make their unstable/testing repos readily available.

  3. Jamze says:

    Freud said it best,

    (Paraphrased!): Sometimes an operating system is just an operating system. Sometimes Linux is just that Linux.

    All variations on a theme – Linux Linux .01….

  4. KindaNewbie says:

    well i do have to admit, the title and content are misleading, i just spent the day setting up and attempting to install 389-DS on a centos server for the first time in my life and i see i will need to read the redhat deployment guides sssd 389-ds and openldap sections several times before i decide which DS to use and if i can even get it to work.

    I was hoping to get some info on administration and hopefully directory service info from this article. it seems configuring ldap or DS with ssl and nfs etc completely is hard to find on the web with the redhat based distros.

    ubuntu’s setup is basically a copy and paste handheld walk-though which is awesome

    i am a long time ubuntu server lts user and debian testing workstation user and i must say both are extremely stable, the only time i need to reboot is for kernel updates.

    Now after setting up centos and fedora for a test of zimbra community.
    it appears the distros are all the same, you have a kernel and you have your gnu software, it just boils down to configuring them in the distro of your choice because of it specific purpose. if the versions of the services are the same the config is the same across the distros

  5. Maya Padi says:

    How about Suse linux?

  6. Sam says:

    Ubuntu is great for home/personal usage, RED HAT is best for server setup. We can manully build rpms and roll out on servers. Debian we can too, but I prefer CentOS for server.

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