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Old 07-21-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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Which Distro for me?

I want to set up liux of a box. I need to be able to remote administer it from a windows XP box. Stability and ease of use ar important. Hardware support isn't as important, it's a box with older hardware and nothing fancy. I also want a distro with a small efficient RAM and HDD footprint. I had considered SUSE, is that the right choice?
Old 07-21-2006, 02:16 PM   #2
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If you are going to remote administer I do not see the point of using SuSE (which is "heavy"), why spend valuable HDD with all the GUI if you are not going to use it.
I would go with ArchLinux or Slackware. On the other hand if "ease of use" is important why manage it remotely?

I think you may want to think first: what do I want to use the box for? and then come up with your requirements.

Hope this helps.

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What do you want to use this box for?
Old 07-21-2006, 06:39 PM   #4
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If you are going to use it on old hardware I would probably stay away from the bloated distributions. Their is nothing wrong with them but for this situation a distro like slackware would serve you greatly. That's just my
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