Brian McCallister on 20 Aug 2007 03:30:30 -0000

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Re: [PhillyOnRails] Which Linux distro?

Ubuntu -- ruby is packaged weird, but is worth it for "just workingness"

Gentoo is *not* the one to use when new-ish to linux.

CentOS is the "safe choice" -- most(1) big deployments use it (not RHEL) but they are the same.


1) that I know of, which is actually quite a few

On Aug 19, 2007, at 6:51 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.

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