While everyone else seems to be in a race for the latest and the greatest, CentOS 5.3 still bundles pretty old and tested software. Well, this is not your typical desktop OS; besides, the stability makes it a must-have for your server deployments.
A face off between Mandriva Linux 2009.1 Spring and the release candidate of Windows 7.
In the Part 4 of “Building a Server from Scratch” series, we learn how to set up a Web and database server.
The FreeBSD projects boast of the most stable operating system kernel in the world. Created from the University of Berkeley’s BSD4.4Lite sources, it’s a valid claim. And when such a kernel is blended with one of the most comfortable userlands of the world, magic happens. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring to you PC-BSD, a perfect fusion of BSD’s kernel and GNU’s userland—an operating system that’s aesthetic, pleasurable and complete in every aspect, and which has been designed keeping the assassination of Microsoft in mind.
In the Part 3 of “Building a Server from Scratch” series, we learn to set up VirtualBox on the main server and deploy each service on a separate virtual machine.
Last month, we built a server using off-the-shelf hardware. This time, let’s set up some essential server services.
First, there was Slackware. And then there was Slax. As the similarity between the names suggests, Slax is actually a size-optimised (well, from 1.9 GB worth of installation files to a 190.1MB LiveCD) version of Slackware that’s meant for use as a Live CD and LiveUSB.
Why buy expensive ‘branded’ servers? Build one yourself using off-the-shelf hardware.