Re: Linux Distribution Preferences?

From: Hendrik Visage <hvjunk(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Shaun Thomas <sthomas(at)optionshouse(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Linux Distribution Preferences?
Date: 2013-01-14 09:24:22
Views: Raw Message | Whole Thread | Download mbox
Lists: pgsql-general

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Shaun Thomas <sthomas(at)optionshouse(dot)com>wrote:

> Hey guys,
> I'm not sure the last time I saw this discussion, but I was somewhat
> curious: what would be your ideal Linux distribution for a nice solid
> PostgreSQL installation? We've kinda bounced back and forth between RHEL,
> CentOS, and Ubuntu LTS, so I was wondering what everyone else thought.

Find the one that suits *you* (or rather your employer/client) and use that

We can debate the pros and cons of each and every distro, and in the end
it'll be the one that suits your (or your client/employer's) needs and
makes you (or your client/employer) happy that'll win the battle.

In the bigger enterprises, RHEL and SuSE typically wins.
As you go down the Centos/Fedora/Ubuntu/Debians start to become more
prevalent (license costs etc.)

The questions you'll need to ask and investigate:
1) Do I want license/support that I can pay somebody to look into my OS
2) How "active" is the community for this distro?
3) Which distros are the people around you using? (ie.
4) Do you want bleeding/leading/stable/old releases?
5) Can you compile from source for this?
6) What OSes are your hosting/etc. supporting? (for the servers on the net
out there)
7) Am I/company/client happy with this choice?

In response to


Browse pgsql-general by date

  From Date Subject
Next Message John R Pierce 2013-01-14 09:31:35 Re: Problem with records that disappear.
Previous Message Condor 2013-01-14 09:22:59 Re: Problem with records that disappear.