We're going to migrate some of our applications to linode.com and I would like to install a self-updating operating system.
We have pro sysadmins on call to if the sh*t his the fan but we would like to keep maintenance to a minimum.
Our technology is LAMP (MySQL + PHP) and LAPP?? (Postgres + PHP). Each box would only have one DB server installed.
As long as we're running MySQL 5+, PHP 5.2+ and Postgres 8.2+ we're happy. We have no special requirements.
We'll also have Nagios or similar installed for monitoring etc.
Edit: Thanks all for your suggestions. I was thinking really of whether a Red Hat or Ubuntu or alternative? subscription was worth it update wise.
Can one rely on auto-updates?? Would any topple the server??