We run a small start-up in the
SaaS industry. About half of our current staff are developers using their own laptops with various Linux distros (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora) with a few exceptions of Windows XP. The other half of our staff performs administrative tasks using only OpenOffice, Thunderbird & Firefox and have very little interest in what OS that is used as long as it works.
As we're going to invest in workstations for our staff very soon, we need to choose a Linux distribution that will become the default in the company. Stability will be the primary focus and after what I've read, either
centOS seems to be the appropriate choice - after ruling
RHEL out for economical reasons.
From an unbiased business perspective soberly looking at pros and cons and putting preferences aside, what should be our concerns?
Is there anything that either
debiancan offer us that the other distro won't?
SElinuxand similar security systems?