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i am currently running redhat 8, and i want to install a different distro. i've read about many, Slackware, Debian, Free and OpenBSD, and others. i want something pretty minimal and programmer friendly. what would you recommend?
i want something pretty minimal and programmer friendly. what would you recommend?
This is a really silly question if you haven't already tried a minimal Red Hat install.
While I enjoy Debian for it's easy minimal install plus whatever you want, this is really possible with any Linux distro. And there are pluses to using something you are already familar with.
If you are talking no X you can always experiment with a no X start up for a while.
sorry i should of been more descriptive. i realize that i could of just reinstalled red hat with less packages, but i was looking to try out something new to see what else is out there. i spend most of my time on linux writing code, whether it be in c or perl or shell scripts or whatever. the only X programs i really use are xmms and Mozilla, so i was wondering if any distros came by default with just the bare minimum as far as package options.
well i just reinstalled redhat... it seems as tho it is hard to make a lean OS if you want to be able to see anything other than text. my install size was 1300 mbs, i was hoping for something much smaller. perhaps i can explain what i want and someone could offer me a suggestion...
i dont need a pretty environment. but i do want to be able to run graphical applications such as xmms, mozilla, and gimp. i dont need anything like Nautilus to move my files around, i 'd rather do that in the terminal. basically i want everything textual, except the programs i mentioned above.