I am considering trying out a few alternatives for CentOS. I have used CentOS since RH7.2 (2002?) and am an experienced user, but just looking to see how another OS would work out for me.
Currently I have to install a script on a server that requires perl 5.10 and I am most inclined to use a different distribution than CentOS for it, as I am not a fan of manual installation (see my other question) and am a little disappointed it doesn't come with CentOS.
I am wondering what the most popular distributions around are. I prefer an OS with a big user-base as it most often results in better and more support from the community. Also, I prefer CentOS over Fedora and Debian over Ubuntu, because I hold stability, speed and security in high regard.