Which Linux distro is best for networking and server use?

Dhaval Kaneriya December 17, 2012

I am using Windows 8 and I want to use Linux on a virtual machine for networking and server duties, so both operating systems run simultaneously.

Which Linux distribution is best for networking tasks and server usage, and will it work from a VM?

  1. fallen heart
    April 19, 2013 at 10:47 am

    you chould give try to sms - small server a linux distribution

  2. Brijesh Akbari
    December 21, 2012 at 10:09 am

    one and only red hat is best.

  3. ha14
    December 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm
  4. Raghav Gupta
    December 18, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Red Hat is best. But want ease of use go for ubuntu server OR customize ubuntu desktop for your needs

  5. Jason Papapanagiotakis
    December 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I used Ubuntu to setup a home server without any specific knowledge , just followed a nice how-to from MUO

  6. Kulwinder Rouri
    December 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    You can also check Make Use Of page for Best Linux Distro.... It will be good and beneficial for you.

  7. salim benhouhou
    December 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    i believe that Ubuntu is the best

  8. josemon maliakal
    December 17, 2012 at 10:49 am

    redhat enterprise

  9. Âdil Farôôq
    December 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Try Cent OS or Red Hat

  10. Thomas Petrucha
    December 17, 2012 at 7:38 am

    good old stable Debian will do it, but you can choose the one you like ... ubuntu will be a little easier to use ...
    Red Hat will also do the job ... but I don´t like the way of Red Hat ;)

    That´s the good on Linux ... choose what you want, ´cause the fundament is always the same ;)

  11. Wong Wee
    December 17, 2012 at 4:58 am

    It is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and it's quite popular
    So it should be pretty easy to look for solutions and tutorials online

  12. Junil Maharjan
    December 17, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Red hat, cent OS are good for networking and server

  13. Ahamed Yaseen
    December 17, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Cent os.... Ubuntu .....

  14. Arun Singh
    December 17, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Best linux distro for server use is Red hat enterprise since all linux version can handle networking vary easily you can use red hat enterprise for networking also.

    But if you want special services for networking the most known linux distro is Novall linux they have special service called Novall netware which support networking features.

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