TOP 7 Linux Server Distributions

Everybody knew that, Linux is hot on web because, in real world most of the website (85%) hosted & served from LINUX with Apache. This will saves our money (licensing and maintenance costs) and giving high level security to avoid server and websites damage from hackers, anti virus, Trojans and malware. I’m going to explain about TOP 7 Linux Server Distributions and its details. Most Linux distributions, support the x86 architecture and also support its evolution of x86-64 architecture.I’m continuously analysing / searching to add new fields to give all the details.

TOP 7 Linux Server Distributions are below.

1. Ubuntu – (uu-BUUN-too)
2. Redhat
3. OPenSUSE
4. Debian
5. CentOS – Community Enterprise Operating System
6. Linux Mint
7. Fedora – (formerly Fedora Core)

Linux Dist/Details CentOS/ Redhat/ Fedora Debian/ Ubuntu/ Linux Mint OPenSUSE
Initial Release 14-May-2004/
13-May-1995/
16-Nov-2003
16-Aug-1993/
20-Oct-2004/
27-Aug-2006
Oct-2005
Official Website www.centos.org/
www.redhat.com/
fedoraproject.org
www.debian.org/
www.ubuntu.com/
linuxmint.com
www.opensuse.org
Latest stable release 1-Dec-2013/
21-Nov-2013/
17-Dec-2013
8-Feb-2014/
17-Oct-2013/
30-Nov-2013
19-Nov-2013
Latest Version 6.5/6.5/Fedora 20 7.4(Wheezy)/
13.10 Saucy Salamander/
Linux Mint 16 (“Petra”)
13.1
Package manager RPM dpkg RPM
Install/Update method yum APT (.deb debian based files (apt-get)) ZYpp (YaST)
Supported architectures x86, x86-64/
x86, x86-64/
amd64, i386
i386, AMD64, PowerPC, SPARC, ARM, MIPS, S390, IA-64/
x86, x86-64/
x86, x86-64
IA-32, x86-64
Distribution Based on RedHat & RHEL/
Unix/
RedHat & RHEL
Unix/
Debian/
Ubuntu
SUSE Linux
Default File System EXT 4 EXT 4 EXT 4
USB Installation YES YES YES
Live CD Installation YES YES YES

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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