RedHat vs Debian : Administrative Point of View

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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87 Responses

  1. Thom says:

    The facepalm is strong with this one. Both distros are good. But a debian box for professional use? That must be fun.

  2. Red Hat puede que sea la distribución más instalada pero no por que sea mejor que Debian es simplemente por que Red Hat cuando decidió hacer dinero de lo que era Gratuito ofertando las acciones de la compañía en la bolsa sus accionistas tenían que hacer dinero de algún modo con la compañía que tenían así que decidieron crear escuelas y certificados que les garantizaban que cada uno de sus graduados usaría y obviamente recomendaría Red Hat y es como Red Hat logró hacer dinero con su software el que hay que pagar anualmente por usar y si quieres accesoria también tienes que pagar … Debian es 100% gratis y seguirá así…

    English version

    Red Hat may be the distribution installed but not that better than Debian ‘s just that when Red Hat decided to make money than it was Free offering the shares of the company on the stock shareholders had to make money somehow the company that had so decided to create and if you want ancillary schools and certificates that guaranteed them that each of its graduates would use and obviously recommend Red Hat and its like Red Hat managed to make money with your software which you have to pay annually for use also you have to pay … Debian is 100 % free and will remain so

    • Avishek Kumar says:

      I Agree Ricardo Mejias,
      I agree to all of your point. However Debain just gave me a reason to hate and that surely is Systemd.

      Keep Connected. Keep Giving your valuable feedback.

  3. ntz says:

    This article from q4 2013 is torturously wrong in several statements and I’m even not going to elaborate it ..

    From my perspective the debian is evil and I don’t like it .. I’d never use it these days. I’m with linux more than 15 years, being systems engineer. I was using debian (at the beginning of my linux experience) several years and I was spreading around that everything else sucks, only debian rocks .. Well, I’ve grown up (thankfully) and my opinion on debian is now completely reversed .. My choice is pretty simple: If they don’t require support, they’re fine with centos, if they require support, let’s give them rhel or SLE (depends on the use and objectives).

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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….

  7. 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

  8. Maya Padi says:

    How about Suse linux?

  9. 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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