[thelist] Best Linux install for home development server?

David Miller david at deadpansincerity.com
Thu Sep 15 05:02:51 CDT 2011

> On 14 September 2011 15:52, Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Be sure you do try desktops other than Gnome and KDE, as one of them may
> well suit you better. Those that come to mind include XFCE, LXDE, & IceWM.
> If you're a hands on down in the trenches kind of person, you may well want
> the extra control offered by the likes of Gentoo or Slackware.
> If you're going to try five (5) desktops, you should probably investigate
at least 7* definitely check out Ratpoison [1] and Xmonad [2] before
realising it's a server and you really don't need a desktop for your stated
use cases of Apache MySQL.

* Hint - don't do this.

[1] http://www.nongnu.org/ratpoison/
[2] http://xmonad.org/
Love regards etc

David Miller
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