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Old 02-06-2009, 05:48 AM   #1
jasonx22
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linux distro for use with VMware


hi,
i use windows and i want use the linux inside a VMware but itīs hard to find a perfect distro for what i need to do
i need a distro that can be locked for changes and request password for "any" changes, and i need that the browser can print directly to a pdf document and save the document in the other computer that is running the VMware by a shared folder.

i need lock the changes in the system for any changes for stop any problems that the user can do.
i have tested the puppy distro that can print directly to a pdf but i unable to set a password for changes in the rest that distro works fine, i have tested also the suse 9.2 but this distro dont work very well in the VMware.

so i looking for a small and simple distro for speed improvement because of the VMware.
any one can sugest a distro and possible solutions?
thanks a lot for your help
 
Old 02-06-2009, 06:18 AM   #2
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Any distro that does not run as root should be fine. puppy does run as root.
Just set your rights correctly.
Small and simplicity depends on what you install.
Way too small should run bash (or nash but then it is unbearably way way too small) with links, lynx, www-browser or something like that.
Ultra very small should just run X and a browser.
Very small should run windowmaker, lxde or something like that
Small should run XFCE.
Just install cups-pdf on any distro to print to pdf

Last edited by Agrouf; 02-06-2009 at 06:21 AM.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 07:11 AM   #3
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hi,
my problem is that i dont know nothing about linux
what i need install/configure to send a pdf file to a shared folder that i want?
 
Old 02-06-2009, 08:07 AM   #4
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I know how to solve your problem. Learn linux and it will be fixed. You need an smb client to use a remote shared folder and a samba server to provide a local shared folder.

Start by installing any or several distro(s), preferably a big one, like Ubuntu or Mandriva. Then learn to use the package manager of that distro. then play a little with desktop environments, try several ones.

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