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Which linux distro should populate my virtual lab?

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3 years ago#1
My windows VM choked on an update and I don't feel like re installing, so I need some hosts to populate my virtual lab, mainly for testing a firewall. I already have an Ubuntu server and want something different for the desktops. Before all the arch people come rushing in, that's not going to cut it, I don't want to fuss around with a bare bones installation, I just want to get up and go in a fairly short time.

I'm not necessarily asking what's BEST here, just what your favorite desktop Linux distro is besides Ubuntu.
3 years ago#2
My favourite is Gentoo but I'm installing Arch on my spankin new server.
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3 years ago#3
Ubuntu is horrible. Arch forever!

Yes, I read your post.
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3 years ago#4
Chetyre posted...
Ubuntu is horrible. Arch forever!

Yes, I read your post.


What's the appeal? I always thought of Arch as something for developers or people who have a specific goal in mind. Is it really that popular amongst people who just want a non bloated desktop?
3 years ago#5
I'm using Linux Mint at the moment.
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3 years ago#7
silveryounglink posted...
Chetyre posted...
Ubuntu is horrible. Arch forever!

Yes, I read your post.


What's the appeal? I always thought of Arch as something for developers or people who have a specific goal in mind. Is it really that popular amongst people who just want a non bloated desktop?


I wanted both a non-bloated desktop (laptop) and had a specific goal in mind (gaming pc with vga passthrough). It is perfect for all uses.
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3 years ago#8
Probably Mint or something similar. Elementary OS is nice, but probably not fit for this kind of thing.
3 years ago#9
I'm an Arch guy personally, but for generic VMs I'd probably go Debian or maybe a RHEL derivative.
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3 years ago#10
I like Mint.
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