Choice of operating systems for a Rackspace cloud installation

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Published on 2010-03-12T05:10:02Z Indexed on 2010/03/12 5:17 UTC
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I am planning to use Rackspace cloud services to host a java web application and also run apace for wordpress and trac. What would be a stable operating system to host such an application. My requirements are that the core OS bundle should be minimalistic (so I can install only what I want), consume very little memory and be performant. I would also need it to contain softwares for the common lamp stack, J2EE stack etc. A supported package manager would be lovely. My choices are listed below.

  • RHEL 5.3 or 5.4
  • Debian Lenny
  • Ubuntu 8.04 onwards
  • Centos 5.3 or 5.4
  • Arch 2009.02
  • Gentoo 2008.0 or 10.1
  • Fedora 11 or 12

PS: can somebody add the rackspace tag to this? Edit to remove this line as well. Thanks

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