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    Help Picking Distro [Don't shoot!]


    I'm aware, most of you are probably sick of hearing these degenerate threads about Linux users frantically searching for a new distribution and have no idea where to go. Well I come to ask that favour once more. I'm currently a Ubuntu user and have nearly fully switched from Windows (have it on a 50GB partition dual booted). I'm growing tired of Ubuntu's changes, and the latest release has plagued my computer with errors that I gradually fix.

    I'm looking for a new distribution that is good for:
    • Running a local LAMPP server
    • Flexible GUI's (switching between KDE, Gnome, etc)
    • Heavy internet usage
    • Heavy development usage (however, I'm using lightweight tools)
    • Quick installation (but difficulty doesn't matter)
    • Doesn't load up a fresh install with a bunch of crapware
    • Great Flash, audio/video codecs support
    • Boots up quickly on moderate hardware


    I'm currently trying various distros on a VM but still looking for suggestions. Thanks guys!

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    Except for the Lamp server part which I know nothing about.

    # Flexible GUI's (switching between KDE, Gnome, etc)
    # Heavy internet usage
    # Heavy development usage (however, I'm using lightweight tools)
    # Quick installation (but difficulty doesn't matter)
    # Doesn't load up a fresh install with a bunch of crapware
    # Great Flash, audio/video codecs support
    # Boots up quickly on moderate hardware
    AntiX for me does what else you are looking for. Debian repositories based on Debian Squeeze repositories (with sidux repos also if you want to uncomment them in /etc/apt/sources.list) with a 2.6.32.1 Kernel.

    Gnome Lite, Kde, XFCE, are all available with Meta Package installer also along with GDM or KDM Login. AntiX uses Slim Login on Default Icewm and Fluxbox Desktops in the AntiX 8.5 Full Iso. Base Iso just comes with Fluxbox and no AntiX Control Center and apt-get (no synaptic. You have to install it via terminal using apt-get).

    I find AntiX to be very configurable, Lightweight, you can make it as heavy as you want to. Or make it as light as you want to.

    Arch might be another you may want to look at also. I just suggest AntiX because it is Debian and your Ubuntu Background.

    Happy Trails, Rok

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    LinuxMintDebian Enterprise should suit your requirement for sure

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