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    Looking for lightweight distro for VM use

    Hi,

    I'm looking for advise on what distro to use on a number of VM's
    that would only need the basics plus MySQL, 64bit JVM to run
    a Java heavy web application using tomcat.

    Any advise appreciated.

    Conrad

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    Obviously I'm biased, but I can get a functional Debian environment into a 128Mb of memory, so that leaves plenty of room for your application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Obviously I'm biased, but I can get a functional Debian environment into a 128Mb of memory, so that leaves plenty of room for your application.
    Another vote for Debian, stability and maturity trumps all, as well as the best package management system.

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    Ubuntu Jeos (Just enough OS). You can guess what its for from the name

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    Another vote for Debian. I got fed up of Ubuntu packagers setting idiotic dependencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    I got fed up of Ubuntu packagers setting idiotic dependencies.
    It's not just dependencies. They do some really weird things sometimes... (comparing the deltas between their packages and ours is always good for a laugh.)

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    I generally use Ubuntu Server LTS for my server installs - relatively long-term support, stable etc... And a massive community. Never had any issues.

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    Debian here as well.

    I've got an old dell laptop with a low amount of ram and ubuntu stuggled whereas debian ran fine

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    +1 for Debian... use it whenever I need to use Linux - servers and desktops!

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    +1 debian. My webserver runs debian x64 and after 1 day of light usage its using 90mb or ram.

    What VM type are you using? For linux only vms have a look at openvz.
    Last edited by benaus; 4th March 2010 at 06:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    It's not just dependencies. They do some really weird things sometimes... (comparing the deltas between their packages and ours is always good for a laugh.)
    What do you mean? Do you have an example?

    I usually use debian over ubuntu anyway but sometimes i do use ubuntu so owuld be interested to know if it may be a bad idea.

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    FreeBSD if the software is supported on it.

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    Cheers guys, having a play with debian using the net install iso

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    Cheers guys, having a play with debian using the net install iso
    Well done, excellent choice, any issues let us know, were here to help, and Powdarr being a debian package maintainer probably knows exactly whats needed.

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    Hello again, I have pretty much got what I need now just having a bit of a problem finding working install instructions for sun's 64 bit java.

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