Monday, February 11, 2008

Fedora Core

Fedora Core provides a very robust, secure, and feature-packed system.

Not only is Fedora Core ideal for Desktop systems but also makes a great server due to its emphasis on security and stability. Anaconda is the installer Rehat has used for years, and is polished and professional. Users with little to no Linux experience can install Fedora and not have to worry about tweaking the system to work with their hardware. It just works out of the box.

The new kernel is fast and lean! Fedora installs software using RPM pre-built software packages and updates using YUM, one of the best software managment tools around. All of these features make Fedora Core one of the best Linux distributions to date.

Debian

Debian is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to developing free software and promoting the ideals of the Free Software Foundation. The Debian Project began in 1993, when Ian Murdock issued an open invitation to software developers to contribute to a complete and coherent software distribution based on the relatively new Linux kernel. That relatively small band of dedicated enthusiasts, originally funded by the Free Software Foundation and influenced by the GNU philosophy, has grown over the years into an organization of around 900 Debian Developers.

Debian's attention to detail allows us to produce a high-quality, stable, and scalable distribution. Installations can be easily configured to serve many roles, from stripped-down firewalls to desktop scientific workstations to high-end network servers.

Debian is especially popular among advanced users because of its technical excellence and its deep commitment to the needs and expectations of the Linux community. Debian also introduced many features to Linux that are now commonplace.

Debian was the first Linux distribution to include a package management system for easy installation and removal of software. It was also the first Linux distribution that could be upgraded without requiring reinstallation.

Debian continues to be a leader in Linux development. Its development process is an example of just how well the Open Source development model can work — even for very complex tasks such as building and maintaining a complete operating system.

CentOS is rock-solid

CentOS stands for Community Enterprise Operating System. CentOS is 100% compatible rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in full compliance with Red Hat's redistribution requirements. CentOS is for people who need an enterprise class operating system without the cost of enterprise class support. CentOS is built from Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code and offers a viable alternative for small enterprises that don't need enterprise certifications or support.

CentOS is rock-solid, very stable and highly polished.

The main focus is on long term upgradeability, security, low support costs, and freedom from worms and viruses. It makes an excellent File / Print, Email, Database or Web server, as well as a excellent desktop OS!

Features include SELinux, Xorg, MySQL, Cyrus IMAPD, Gnome and KDE. The supported CPU architectures are: x86_64 (AMD64) - i386 (X86) - IA64 (Itanium). We offer this as a single DVD for ease of shipping and portability. If solid and stable is what you want in a server, give CentOS a try.