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From "Tim Burden" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Favorite Linux Distribution
Date Wed, 09 Feb 2005 17:57:57 GMT
What I do with FC2, and what people should do on any distro, is the minimal
installation. Not the Server install or even the Custom install. Then I go
and take out sendmail and other things that it wants to install that I don't
like, like anything with an X in it. Then I update via yum and then I
install what I do need. Simple, secure, no more bloated than any other

>First off, do NOT go RedHat or Fedora. Both are abominations of Linuxdom
are as bloated as Windows
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From: "Joseph A Nagy Jr" <>
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Cc: "PHP General List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Favorite Linux Distribution

he Disguised Jedi wrote:
> Hello all -
> I've been a list member for a while, helped out some people, and asked
> some questions.  But, today I have a completely off topic, but
> somewhat relevant question for y'all.
> What is your favorite Linux distribution?  What would you recommend
> for my situation?

Not sure what your situation is, but I'll answer anyways.

> I'm brand new to Linux.  I'm just trying to learn how it works, but I
> think I'll catch on quick.  I'm looking for the one with the most
> capability, and also one to run my development instance of Apache 2.0
> on.
> I've been looking at either RedHat or Fedora.  Is this a good choice?
> I'm truly drawing a blank, and I've searched Google, but never really
> found anything extremely useful.  Please help me, an old Windows
> veteran, escape the Microsoft box!

First off, do NOT go RedHat or Fedora. Both are abominations of Linuxdom and
are as bloated as Windows. My recommendation for a good binary install
distro is Slackware. Minimal set of tools installed for a base system so
there is no bloat right off the bat. Gentoo is another good one, but rather
more advanced the Slack although the tools are very well documented and once
you learn them you'll never consider going to another distro. I really think
Gentoo is that good. I use it myself for all my workstation and server
needs. Good luck on finding one that suits you, though.

> Thanks a ton!!

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