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    Which distribution to pick


    Can you give me some advice. I would like to put Linux on my machine but I dont know which distribution to pick.

    I would like a system where I could develop web aplications. So I would need to instal PHP, Mysql, Apache, maybe Perl on this system. In the future I would like to open this machine to outside world to server some small project sites and host a FTP server.

    Can you help me?

    Thanx
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    Smile FreeBSD


    Well I would choose FreeBSD
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    All the Linux distributions will allow you to do what you want. The difference between them isn't as great as you might have been led to believe. Have a hunt round some of the Linux sites and see what you can find, as this question has been asked and answered hundreds of times.

    http://www.thedukeofurl.org/reviews/misc/distroroundup/

    If you're new to Linux you might find http://www.linuxnewbie.org/ useful.
    Please don't visit my lame personal website, www.webhamster.co.uk. Half the time it doesn't even work!
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    If you are able to install Apache, PHP, Mysql, etc., on your own I would go with FreeBSD or Slackware.

    If you are unable to do so, I would reccomend a distro that includes this software, such as SuSE, Redhat, or Mandrake.
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    device cannot be accessed


    I have a problem instaling slackware. Everything works untill Setup should start reading from CD. I downloaded packages from FTP mirror and they are in the root of CD. Maybe they should be under slakware?

    However, when I start installing I get a massage

    "Your device cannot be accessed properly"

    I'm booting with bare.i disk image so it should work since I use Sony CDU55E cdrom. When I choose source for packages it seems to be OK.

    I guess there can be to problems. Wrong bootdisk or wrong path on the CD.

    Can you give any advice

    Thanx
    Blaz

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