Minimal distro Linux with web browser
I'm new to this forum and Linux (day 2) but I would like to break free of the strangle hold that Microsoft has over me.
I would like to create a workstation that uses as little storage space as possible but install the following:
and VMWare server with Virtual machine proxy (IPCop 1.4.21)
My end goal is the user boots computer and the following happens:
A virtual machine proxy server boots and uses the computers NICs in bridged mode with the host operating system
The computer boots to a webpage interface (pointing to the localhost) that allows editing of a remotely stored MySQL database held on my LAMP server (still to be created), I'm guessing I need to install MyPHPadmin for this.
I've been searching and reading so much over the last couple of days and this fits my needs perfectly. I started building this using Debian 5.0.3 but found that it was using a lot of space and I couldn't figure out a way to get rid of GNOME and only use a web browser when the user logs in - auto login (I'm still not sure if all of this is possible)
If I was on the best track please tell me (debian 5.0.3 for whole install) and suggestions of what I need to make it would be greatly appreciated or "how-to's" would be great also.
Thank you in advance for your time and sharing your knowledge,