Which linux distribution is the best?


#1

Hi

Please would you tell me which linux distribution would best match with Asterisk, between Debian and BSD. And why please.

Thanks

Bye


#2

I’d like to use BSD since I have a nice server running 6.0, but the drivers are not quite there yet, so I’ve been told. I’d try out asterisk@home - runs on a centos turnkey ISO…


#3

Digum, from what I understand, does development on RedHat. Many of the scripts that included with Asterisk to assist with such things as system start and step in /etc/init.d are written for RedHat.

Outside of this, it is whatever flavor you feel most comfortable with, as the source code will compile and run equally well on almost any Linux distro.


#4

Muppet - If that is the case and users are looking for something free then should they not use fedora.redhat.com ?

KM


#5

[quote=“kieranmullen”]Muppet - If that is the case and users are looking for something free then should they not use fedora.redhat.com ?

KM[/quote]

If you are comfortable with Fedora. Otherwise CentOS, openSuse, Ubuntu, and many other distros work just fine.


#6

I was told that Red Hat developes from Fedora Builds and CentOS tends to be a bit behind. Oh well I run both.
KM


#7

We run it on suse 10.0, works fine so far. (we are in a testing phase)


#8

A little bird once told me that they use Gentoo within digium.

Also I have been through the list of distros and have found gentoo to be most stable and handles memory well.

but each to his own.


#9

we’re using fedora core 4 here - no major complaints (that are OS related, anyways).

our one production 1.2 box has been absolutely flawless, and that is with X and about 20 other unnecessary processes running. 1.0.7 isn’t running as smoothly, but i’m thinking that is because of the zaptel drivers.

i’ve heard alot of good things about slackware, but we never had good luck with that distro.