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Hi, I am very new to linux. Am looking for a distro in which i can do the following: 1. Distro should be ultrastable, no crashes, and should work perfectly ...
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    is this possible?


    Hi,

    I am very new to linux. Am looking for a distro in which i can do the following:

    1. Distro should be ultrastable, no crashes, and should work perfectly unattended
    2. Should run LAMP stack (apache, perl, mysql)
    3. Should load a browser window (firefox) fullscreen on loadup
    4. should have a commandline option to play a song and a commandline option to stop playing a song.
    5. Should never crash

    can someone please help me with this solution? is this possible in slackware?

    thank you for your time,
    anant

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Number three seems the biggest problem to me, unless you just mean that it should boot into a GUI with FF maximized. The other things (Apache, Perl, MySQL) are present and accounted for in the default install. As is all software needed to play songs from the command line, or from within scripts.

    Never crashing is something nobody can guarantee. But it depends a lot on how you set up and configure the machine. Slackware is very reliable.
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    Welcome to the forums, elated!

    Slackware is well tested and about as stable as they come, so I'd recommend trying it so that you can decide for yourself if it's what you want.

    Let us know how it goes.
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    Hello! Thankyouu for your prompt replies...

    "unless you just mean that it should boot into a GUI with FF maximized"
    yes this is exactly what i want. basically like a kiosk mode where user cant do anything to it.

    thanks again.

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    KDE and Xfce4 have a kiosk mode. Both come with a full install of Slackware. You may want to look into that.
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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