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dhruv17singhal 06-20-2010 03:55 AM

Best Distribution for a home-cum-development server
I have an old Pentium-4, 2GB RAM, 2X160GB IDE-Hard disk computer.

I am learning software development and I need a distribution with support for

(a) Oracle/Sun Glassfish v3 server
(b) Apache web server
(c) MySQL server
(d) Postgres server
(e) Sun virtual-box (headless)
(f) Webmin

For my home use, I need a proxy server and a file-and-print server (e.g. samba)

I need to be able to run it headless. It should be easy to configure, but should also be like a real-world linux-distribution.

So, which distribution would you recommend?

saavik 06-20-2010 04:00 AM

I would suggest CentOS. Alternativ SLES.

Prefere CentOS.


a) 100% free
b) Binary compatible with RedHat
c) Stabile ( as for as i have tested it)
d) in a commercial surrounding you could use RedHat with profession support, if the customer wants it.

Additional hint: If you want to install Oracle you need to change the /etc/CentOS-release to look like it is RedHat. ( I read that somewhere in the net)


a) stabile
b) professionel support if needed
c) you may use OpenSuse for trying at home

dhruv17singhal 06-20-2010 11:09 AM

What about Ubuntu Server 10.04?

myposts 06-20-2010 11:14 AM

Every distro from Linux Jazz will do. I personally prefer Fedora 13.

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