My actual job title is Linux Engineer...I work for a federal contractor that uses it in datacenters in mission critical roles. It is a well known fact to all of us that the only servers that just run without incident are the *nix ones.
With that said, there is definitely a lot of open source crapware. People start things...lose interest...etc. It's best to stick with the known good software unless you're prepared to deal with some setbacks.
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