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I wanted to know which linux flavor is good for mysql, in the sense in which flavor of linux does MySQL perform best assuming mysql to be configured similarly on all flavors.

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Err, isn't this the same:… – shylent Nov 27 '09 at 15:24
Yep, created before it was migrated from SO. To close as dupe. – Dan Carley Nov 27 '09 at 15:40
Just for the record: Solaris is by far not a Linux flavored operating system and CentOS and RHEL (Red Hat) are basically the same. ;) – joschi Nov 27 '09 at 17:12

There are only likely to be two significant factors, which aren't really technically driven:

  1. Which OS are you most comfortable with administering.
  2. What versions of MySQL are available through the native package manager of each.

The former may or may not be influenced by the availability of professional services support.

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