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Old 07-29-2008, 07:44 PM   #1
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HP Mini-Note 2133: Which distro would you recommend?

I'm an amatuer web developer (PHP, Javascript, AJAX) and I recently recieved my 2133. I'm interested in a distro that's not going to bog down the system but is attractive and feature rich, and would provide a decent environment for web development (primarily syntax highlighting and ftp client).

Which distros would you recommend I use as an intermediate Linux user?

Old 07-29-2008, 10:59 PM   #2
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I would try Debian Netinstthen add software as you need it. It comes in versions, Etch the current stable release, Testing(Lenny) and Unstable(Sid). Debian also comes with over 18700+ packages, so I'm sure you should be able to get most software you would want.
Old 07-31-2008, 07:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion, I ultimately decided upon openSUSE 11.

Aside of some wireless issues I'm very happy with this distro.
Old 08-01-2008, 05:49 AM   #4
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Glad you decided on one. I have a thing with Suse since they made a deal with Microsoft, but that's just my opinion. Like sleeping with the enemy.

If you do grow tired of OpenSuse, keep the debian netinst in mind.


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