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Old 05-19-2006, 03:43 AM   #1
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Lightweight Server Distro

Hi all

Was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on a lightweight server distro for a PIII can't remember the Mhz has a decent amount of memory 786Mb or so.

Needs all the server stuff apache mysql ftp and rsync, no X or window managers and preferably a web based interface for maintenance as it will be a headless setup

I would prefer all the tools to be included so don't have to muck around installing packages

Thanks for any feedback
Old 05-19-2006, 08:37 AM   #2
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Mostly all distros can do that.
If you want to learn go for Slackware.
Debian is a good approach too.
Old 05-19-2006, 08:48 AM   #3
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For minimum mucking around, Debian 3.1 is a good choice. Debian Stable is popular for servers because it is purposefully NOT updated with newer versions of software but it is nevertheless maintained with timely security updates. A lot of people prefer having frequent updates to the latest versions of software for desktop workstations, but this is bad for a server because you never know when a software update could break things.
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I have founf FreeNAS although BSD sounds just what I need, or failing that will give Debian a go


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