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From Francis GALIEGUE <...@one2team.com>
Subject Re: [OT] Recommendations for Amazon EC2 Linux Flavor
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:36:04 GMT
On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 23:23, Christopher Schultz
<chris@christopherschultz.net> wrote:
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> All,
>
> I'm provisioning my first Amazon EC2 instance and I was wondering if
> anyone has any recommendations on the flavor of Linux I choose.
>
> I am most familiar with the Debian/Ubuntu package management and
> administration and, of course, Amazon has neither of those as image
> types to choose. It looks like I can choose:
>
> * Fedora
> * CentOS
> * SUSE
> * "Amazon Linux"
>
> I have no idea what that last one is... it uses yum as it's package
> manager so I assume it's related to Fedora/RHEL.
>
> Any thoughts?
>

What are your primary concerns? If stability I'd definitely go for
CentOS, it is just an RHEL recompiled, and RHEL is damn stable (I use
it at work on all servers and haven't had an OS crash for five _years_
with it). And you have EPEL if you want extra packages which RHEL does
not provide.

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Francis Galiegue
ONE2TEAM
Ingénieur système
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75116 Paris

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