Mat Schaffer on 20 Aug 2007 02:31:18 -0000

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Re: [PhillyOnRails] Which Linux distro?

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  • Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:30:52 -0400
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On Aug 19, 2007, at 9:51 PM, Nick Romanowski wrote:
i'm looking to grit my teeth into the world of Linux at the same time i'm learning Rails... i've been developing apps using Locomotive on my Mac to learn Rails and now i'm looking to get a "slice" on SliceHost to work on deployment and such.

What is the best distro of Linux to use for Rails (and non-Rails) hosting? Any opinions are appreciated.

For a VPS I really love gentoo. I find it's got a really rich CLI compared to other distros and makes good use of ANSI color to make important information obvious. Also the "start from scratch" approach seems like it keeps disk usage down. Haven't done any serious comparisons on that front though, and it's certainly not for everybody.
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