Best sleek, trimmed down server distribution

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at
Wed Feb 23 22:21:00 MST 2005

David Smith wrote:
> I have always loved Debian for this kind of setup. I usually use the
> testing distribution, to avoid the massive updates in unstable and the old
> package versions in stable. The install footprint is small for a minimal
> install, around 200Mb, and even a 90Mhz processor with 48Mb RAM was enough
> for my little Debian testing box. Go with stable if you don't mind having
> older versions of php/mysql, because the security updates are available
> more quickly.
> Good luck!

Do you only need CD 1 for a minimal install?

I have been trying to download the CD ISOs all day, and BitTorrent is 
dragging at 100KBps.  I finally decided to go for FTP as I was getting 
better performance at about 300KBps.  If I only need CD 1 to test out 
Debian, I would rather do that...

kenneth at

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