Installing Linux in VirtualBox w/ low memory
Yeah, not the best scenario, but I'm hoping I can make it work. So basically I'm fed up with dual-booting, the shutdown-to-startup time going between OS's is just too much generally for how oft I want to go between them. The hardware's not great, a two-year old laptop with somewhere around 640MB of RAM (which means I think maybe 256 of it is usable in Vbox if I close all my Windows apps).
Basically I want Linux for one purpose: programming. I just can't stand it in Windows, it's disturbing how much less problems I run into coding/compiling/debugging on a Linux box compared to Windows.
So what distro should I be looking at? I'm used to Fedora, but I can't even get that installed with such little memory. I need something simple and easy-to-use that I can run Eclipse and whatnot in. Damn Small Linux maybe? Can that serve well as a programming environment? Or maybe I would absolutely have to upgrade my RAM first?
Any thoughts or help is greatly appreciated...