Well, I have historiacally been a user of Red Hat Linux and I had a great experience with 7.2. The problem is that my new 1U server came with RH 8.0 and I have had nothing but problems. The machine uses dual 80 GB HDs with software RAID 1 and ran fine for a while and then it would arbitrarily crash requiring a manual reboot. What a mess!
It got to the point where the machine needed to be rebooted daily. As you know that frequency of reboot is unacceptable. I finally took down the machine because I became too frustrated with the situation. I have decided to forgo Red Hat on all future future servers. I am now looking at other options. I am currently using Gentoo Linux and it really works well. I will discuss it in more detail in a future post.