Mandatory distro question

by hg088
  • hg088 02-10-2016, 11:31 PM
    So what's up guys, linux lover here (also learner though).

    So what distros do you use like? whats do you use for servers?

    I've tried most of the popular desktop environments and distros but I like ubuntu with xfce, i like it's simplicity and at the same time depth of customization. As you can imagine i like ubuntu for servers, i've never needed anything else but learning a more serious distro like centos is definitely on my to do list.
  • Aiba 02-10-2016, 11:34 PM
    Running Centos on the forum server. I have to say its really reliable.
  • Tenshi 02-11-2016, 08:24 AM
    I really like the CentOS, Tails, and Kali. that's about all I can think of from the top of my head.
  • mccanono 02-11-2016, 09:55 AM
    Honestly, (and sadly I suppose), the only time I use a certain Linux distro is when I need to penetrate my neighbor's wi-fi. Yes, I'm a cheap-o like that, haha. Just kidding :D.

    I use Linux back when I was in college (since it's required) and of all the distros I've used, Ubuntu is the closest to Windows. And since it's the closest, it's really not that hard to use it. But then I always struggle with compatibility issues since most of the applications I use are Windows-based.
  • seel 02-26-2016, 11:59 PM
    Linux Mint - User friendly for the most part, and a solid distro for newcomers.
    Antegros - When ya just can't be fucked going through the archlinux install
    Archlinux - When ya can be fucked going through the archlinux install
    Debian - Stability
    Elementaryos - When you wanna look like a macfag but be like a linuxfag.
  • Ene 02-28-2016, 01:53 PM
    Running Manjaroo and mint :3
  • Harry 02-28-2016, 02:02 PM
    I rate CentOS and Debian, they're both pretty fantastic for servers.

    I like Ubuntu for Desktops though, I fall in love with it over and over again!
  • Viomi 02-29-2016, 01:02 AM (Edited 02-29-2016, 01:02 AM)
    ArchLinux. I can keep it as minimal as I want (I'm not running a desktop manager, just Openbox as my window manager).

    I also like debian sid, and #! was the shit (bunsenlabs is it's successor and it's pretty cool too). For servers I like debian, though centos looks pretty stable.
  • seel 02-29-2016, 01:18 AM
    (02-29-2016, 01:02 AM)Viomi Wrote: ArchLinux. I can keep it as minimal as I want (I'm not running a desktop manager, just Openbox as my window manager).

    I also like debian sid, and #! was the shit (bunsenlabs is it's successor and it's pretty cool too). For servers I like debian, though centos looks pretty stable.


    #! was legit. not even gonna lie
  • Weeaboo 03-20-2016, 02:53 AM
    I use Ubuntu 15.04 for my server, but I am thinking of switching to Centos 6 in a couple weeks.
  • Hika 03-26-2016, 11:41 AM
    Using Arch with a MATE UI here. It's a process to setup, but I like it.
  • Neebs 04-06-2016, 04:37 PM
    I would have to say the best just because of pure flexibility is arch linux and ive used it the longest. It seems hard to set up but really is not.
  • Ice 06-10-2016, 01:49 AM
    Always, ALWAYS. Use Ubuntu. Don't question it, Ubuntu is life.
  • laifot 06-10-2016, 12:39 PM
    (06-10-2016, 01:49 AM)Ice Wrote: Always, ALWAYS. Use Ubuntu. Don't question it, Ubuntu is life.


    Ubuntu is the most friendly distro imo, it should work fine for people trying their first linux. 

    Red Hat was my first :^)
  • Hex 06-10-2016, 02:31 PM
    (04-06-2016, 04:37 PM)Neebs Wrote: I would have to say the best just because of pure flexibility is arch linux and ive used it the longest. It seems hard to set up but really is not.


    Listen to this person.

    (06-10-2016, 01:49 AM)Ice Wrote: Always, ALWAYS. Use Ubuntu. Don't question it, Ubuntu is life.


    You're a fucking idiot.

    (06-10-2016, 12:39 PM)laifot Wrote:
    (06-10-2016, 01:49 AM)Ice Wrote: Always, ALWAYS. Use Ubuntu. Don't question it, Ubuntu is life.


    Ubuntu is the most friendly distro imo, it should work fine for people trying their first linux. 

    Red Hat was my first :^)


    Friendly != good. Friendly = bloatware, spyware, and slow runtime.


    (02-11-2016, 09:55 AM)mccanono Wrote: Honestly, (and sadly I suppose), the only time I use a certain Linux distro is when I need to penetrate my neighbor's wi-fi. Yes, I'm a cheap-o like that, haha. Just kidding :D.

    I use Linux back when I was in college (since it's required) and of all the distros I've used, Ubuntu is the closest to Windows. And since it's the closest, it's really not that hard to use it. But then I always struggle with compatibility issues since most of the applications I use are Windows-based.


    Well no shit you're going to have compatibility issues. You're running software that's objectively not supposed to be ran. It doesn't matter if you're on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, or fucking LTS Arch, you're going to have a bad time running Win32 apps. Period the end.

    Also no one gives two fucking shits about you "penetrating" your neighbor's wifi with air-crack.
  • Synergiance 09-05-2016, 01:15 AM
    I have Slackware on my desktop and servers unless I have serious reason to use a different distro
  • Clickbait 09-05-2016, 03:43 AM
    when I can be assed using linux, i use debian or bunsenlabs
  • Mango 09-05-2016, 02:20 PM
    Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon for desktop, servers are running a few things from arch, debian to CENTos
  • seel 09-05-2016, 05:23 PM
    Desktop: Typically Mint, maybe Manjaro
    Server: Ubuntu 14.04
  • laifot 09-08-2016, 10:01 PM
    what are the best linux distros for creating a server for windows users? wanna read your opinions :3
  • Wyfy 01-17-2017, 03:07 PM
    I don't use linux, I use my own operating system I made. It's built to run on windows dependencies (so I can open exe files, rars and install like windows) but also is really secure.
    Although hosting my servers, It would have to be FreeBSD, CentOS or Windows Server 2016.
  • Aiai 03-27-2017, 06:36 PM
    Up until very recently arch. I considered trying out gentoo but after messing up near the end of the install, I'm too demotivated to get that working now. For the time being, I'll just go with something that doesn't take so much time to set up.
  • case 03-29-2017, 04:15 AM
    On my desktop I run Ubuntu 16.04. It's easy to set up, supports a lot of software and it fits my needs (some light programming, listening to music, surfing the net.)

    I have 2 VPS on which I run Debian 8. I like it for it's stabilty & many guides I've read are based on it.


    (09-08-2016, 10:01 PM)laifot Wrote: what are the best linux distros for creating a server for windows users? wanna read your opinions :3


    Do you have any experience with *Unix or Linux? What do you need the server for?
    If you choose Ubuntu or Debian for your server you can't do much wrong, it depens on what you're planning to do with though =)
  • umei 03-29-2017, 06:23 AM
    debian for lyf
  • Backlash 03-29-2017, 06:34 AM
    Here's my question: Why use anything other than Ubuntu and its variants?

    I mean sure, Arch is customizable, but I hear it's a bit of a chore to set up. When the OS itself becomes a hobby; isn't that somewhat counterproductive?

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Mandatory distro question