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Best Linux flavor for web application development (LAMP)

I know this question has been asked before.

My qualifier is that I want something with Apache/PHP/MySQL already installed, configured and ready to use. Maybe with some kind of control panel with things like PHPMyAdmin.

I also want something that will run in VirtualBox.

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marked as duplicate by Steven Monday, Iain, Scott Pack, RobM, Chris S Jan 28 '11 at 20:36

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I would recommend CentOS for this or RedHat if you want management/support at a cost $.

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Any Linux distro will fullfill your needs, and of course there'll be plenty of opinions about what to use.

If you're targeting for easy administration I would try starting with Ubuntu ( and once you get more comfortable with Linux administration you can then choose amongst all the good options out there like Debian, CentOS, SuSe, etc

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