September 5, 2012

Server distro question

I had used Linux until just over a year ago with a previous company, but have not used it since because I was not given an opportunity and do not know what has happened in the community. I was using Fedora(possibly 5) and RHEL, but now I need to install a new server and need some advice.

The server will do mostly a central syslog, some network monitoring and some homegrown scripts and web apps.

Is Fedora still good? I have heard that CentOS is basically RedHat without the logo, is that true? If so, is it any good? Are there any other distros that would work well for what I need it to do?

The server is a Dell 64-bit with 6Gig(?) of ram and two 500meg drives, and I doubt I will use the gui very much(if at all).

Thanks in advance,