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Well I'm completely new to linux (except using live CDs of course, I've messed around but thats about it) I currently run a Windows 2000 server with apache, php, mysql and a FTP server. I'm looking for a good stable distro that preferably would come with those pre-installed. It MUST have a GUI and be able to use VNC. Any suggestions?

It will be running on a P4 2.4ghz with 2 gigs of PC3200

Also, is it possible to share the drive over a network? I heard that linux can see windows machines over a network, but not vice versa.
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it seems that any distro that made for servers are commad line or paid for so you should decide which you install first, or both debian come thith no desktop or server fuction but it offers both in the install, any way you look at it you will install some thing after the fact
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Debian
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I use FreeBSD.
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No you don't.


Edit: iwas hoping dangeroushobo would say something=[
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No you don't.


Edit: iwas hoping dangeroushobo would say something=[
I take it you were just trying to be funny.
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Debian
I second that debian is simple good way to start
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Jestix. Contact the jester about it, its his own distro
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post #9 of 13
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Jestix. Contact the jester about it, its his own distro
It's a good distro, but it's still in it's early stages.

Fedora is very good, and on the DVD it has everything you need (PHP, FTP, SQL, ect) installable as options. It uses the Gnome GUI by default, but I would reccomend swtiching to XFCE or simmilar to save memory. I'm 99% sure that these forums used to run Fedora.

FreeBSD is what they currently use, and it is an extremly fast, stable distro that is great for servers, but it is also much more difficult/time-consuming to set up than Fedora, especialy for a newbie like yourself.
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Jestix is in the works, and will be aimed toward overclocking. Not too good for a server.
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