Distro for web development
I'm brand new to Linux. Don't have it installed yet. But I'm shopping around and need help choosing a distribution.
Mostly, I'll be doing web development (LAMP, plan to play with some XML, java (maybe C#?) eventually)
I don't plan to host my own sites, but one of my reasons for switching to linux is that it's becoming a royal pain to develop in a windows environment and then have to reconfigure my scripts for hosting on a linux platform.
Which brings me to my next point. I want to spend my time fiddling with my scripts, not my OS. So I need a distribution that will be stable, and low maintenance.
Also, I need to file share via wilan with 2 other windows machines (2000, and XP)
Is there a distribution out there that you can recommend? Why or why not?
What else do I need to know?
Thanks in advance for your help and advice!
PS- I'm running an AMD chip (1.8Ghz, 512GB ram) don't know what else you need to know, but apparently that might matter?