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Old 01-14-2007, 10:16 AM   #1
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What linux distro is best for this?


I was wandering which linux distro would be best for what I am looking to do.
I am interested in running a private server with Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Python. I am
wanting to try my hand at CGI programming in python.

Old 01-14-2007, 10:30 AM   #2
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Any of them, properly configured, will be fine. There is no "best" Linux. Go to, check out the blurbs about the major Distros, and pick one that feels right.
Old 01-14-2007, 10:30 AM   #3
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If you're a newcomer, Ubuntu/Kubuntu. Offers those all, especially if you install from the "Server" disc (or DVD), which offers you LAMP. Of course everything can be configured and installed afterwards too.

No, really. Every single distribution, as long as they are not extremely aimed at something else (i.e. very bloated Windows-clones or firewall-system-boxes etc.) If you pick up virtually any distribution you can make it do what you asked for, usually without too much pain. Ubuntu, as some others, might ease things up a bit, but at the cost of getting some things you don't need. To get best results, you should pick a distribution that lets you choose per-package what to install and only install what you need. Probably this is not the case here, if you're only starting out.
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Any Linux distribution will do. Pick your favourite or try a few and stick with the one you like or the one that works best for you.
Old 01-14-2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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By the time you will end up, you will know you could have chosen just any distro


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