Debian vs Centos

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    • Debian vs Centos

      Hello all,

      I being using Debian for a while, and I like it b/c it's easier to update & has a variety of packages.
      However, I'm seeing a lot of system admin using Centos for their web servers.
      Is it true that Centos last about 10 years, and Debian is last about 5 years.
      Debian can be upgrade directly, and Centos can't be upgrade ?

      What make the OMV devs chose Debian versus Centos?
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    • tinh_x7 wrote:

      What make the OMV devs chose Debian versus Centos?

      OMV developer/creator @votdev was in the past project leader of FreeNAS. His intention originally was to switch the core of FreeNAS (freebsd) to Linux. This was because of the lack of drivers in Freebsd (they take a while to get into the distro). I recall to experience this myself trying to install freenas (6.x) and there were no drivers for realtek nic cards. Then he later decided to leave freenas and make his own distro based on linux.
      The main reason could be that since the release cycle is shorter in Debian then you get more up to date kernel modules doing distribution upgrades.
      Anyway is a question for him to respond why he choose debian instead of RH based distro.
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    • tinh_x7 wrote:

      However, I'm seeing a lot of system admin using Centos for their web servers.
      I'm a system admin of hundreds of RHEL/CentOS server and I still use Debian/Ubuntu/OMV at home. I'll let you imagine why :)

      tinh_x7 wrote:

      Is it true that Centos last about 10 years, and Debian is last about 5 years.
      Yes but do most people use the same server for more than 5 or 6 years? Nope. Plus, CentOS/RHEL have no upgrade path between major versions and you are forced to do a fresh install. Debian/Ubuntu have dist-upgrade.

      subzero79 wrote:

      Anyway is a question for him to respond why he choose debian instead of RH based distro.
      I wouldn't be using OMV if it was based on RH :)
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    • tinh_x7 wrote:

      How do you have time to manage hundreds of Linux servers and this OMV forum?
      I manage hundreds of servers at work. I post on the forum at home and when I have free moments other times of the day. I don't sleep much either.
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    • tinh_x7 wrote:

      I think you guys need more moderators.
      We need more posting mods and more plugin developers.
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    • tinh_x7 wrote:

      What make the OMV devs chose Debian versus Centos?
      I choose Debian because i already know the system and it's build and admin tools are really great. Finally Debian is totally independent and free.
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