Best Minimalist OS for VMPlayer?
uug_emetge at accident-prone.com
Sun Sep 10 21:01:12 MDT 2006
Gentoo is pretty quick, and you have much, much more control- which can
be a curse and a blessing. If you want something super easy to install,
minimalist by nature, and fairly complete as a development platform, I'd
recommend Zenwalk- it's quite well done, and its goals seem to match your's.
I would avoid SUSE- YAST is a little... bloated? Fedora is definitely
not the best choice... they take the Dell approach to installation-
install everything by default and make changing that default
configuration as tough as possible :) Ubuntu is a great destkop... but
if you install off of their live CD, you should know before hand that it
does NOT include GCC... a slight oversight??
If you want something very stable, Debian is worth a look. But my
recommendation (for what it's worth) goes to Zenwalk...
Alex Esplin wrote:
> On 9/10/06, Shane Hathaway <shane at hathawaymix.org> wrote:
>> Well, other distributions also use -O2 by default. Although I prefer
>> Gentoo, I think it's sometimes actually a little slower than SUSE.
> I've found Gentoo to be faster than Ubuntu and FC5, especially when it
> comes to boot-up time, but have no frame of reference since it's been
> a while since I used SUSE (I switched to Ubuntu when 9.2 was brand
> spanking new).
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