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Cameron Nicolson
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Hi there! 

 

I'm the brand new owner of the Gen8, and I'm currently researching a Linux based operating system which is best suited to my needs.

 

Primarily the system will be used as a LAMP stack server, hosting multiple websites for clients; I will also be using the system for developing and deploying apps, and I would like to connect this server to a remote server for backups and such. In the future I do want to take advantage of the RAID features. That said, I only have one HDD at the moment 

 

I have experience with Debian but I'm open to try new things. 

 

Recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you very much! 

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Recommendation is smple: you should use the system you know.

Of course if you experienced in Debian you will feel good with centos etc.

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Was just about to recommend CentOS as well. :)

 

It's well used and supported, as it's basically Red Hat minus the enterprise stuff.

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Was just about to recommend CentOS as well. :)

 

It's well used and supported, as it's basically Red Hat minus the enterprise stuff.

 

Thanks for the response  :)

 

I've been reading that CentOS and Debian are pretty similar. However, there are some distinguishing features, such as the package managers. I've also been reading that Debian has better build dependency and it kept more up-to-date.

 

I'm curious as to figure out why you good fellas suggested CentOS? Also what are the advantages of choosing CentOS over Debian? 

 

Thanks.

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Mostly because it's based on and "functionally compatible" with Red Hate Enterprise. 

 

And from what I've seen, it's used a LOT.

 

 

That said, honestly, try both. Find out which YOU like better. There are SOO many flavors of Linux, you may not like a lot of them. And you may love a couple.

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I'm curious as to figure out why you good fellas suggested CentOS? Also what are the advantages of choosing CentOS over Debian? 

 

Hi,

 

CentOs use the same drivers as redhat.

HP provides B120i drivers for redhat.

Without B120i drivers, you will have to set drive in AHCI and fan speed will be at 60/70% thus fan will be very loud...

 

Regards,

 

Pierre

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The fan difference (at minimum %) is 6% vs 9% for RAID vs AHCI.

 

You get 9% in RAID mode without the driver (using it as a generic Intel RAID),

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The fan difference (at minimum %) is 6% vs 9% for RAID vs AHCI.

 

You get 9% in RAID mode without the driver (using it as a generic Intel RAID),

Hi

 

Good news, I was not aware that it was possible to use generic Intel RAID instead of HP specific.

 

Br,

 

Pierre

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