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Linux Distributions for Limited Bandwidth [closed]

I was recently in a situation where I had limited bandwidth (20GB per month) so I was wondering what Linux distributions (desktop or server) have low bandwidth requirements as far as updates are ...
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What server linux distros “guarantee” you will always be able to upgrade to major new releases? [duplicate]

To my astonishment, I found out I can't upgrade my CentOS 5.5 system to CentOS 6... (well I can, with a risky and painful process that is not supported and will most probably result in a mess) So, ...
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Lightweight NAS distro [closed]

I'm looking for a free + lightweight NAS distro that could run nicely on a low spec Icybox (see http://www.raidsonic.de/en/products/nas-systems.php?we_objectID=6853) Storlink3516, Arm9 300 Mhz ...
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Recommended Linux distro for point-of-sale stations [closed]

I need recommendations on distro to pick for Linux workstations that will be used as point-of-sale stations. Requirements / wish list: Stable with regular, robust updates that rarely if ever break ...
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What's the best way to check the version of a library on Ubuntu

I am sure there are several ways to do this, but is there a tool built into Ubuntu or a recommended way to check the version of any given library you have installed on an ubuntu server?
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Is a Unix flavour (i.e. Solaris) any good for a VPS web server?

Lets just say I am a fanatic to using something such as this, and would be willing to purchase the appropriate licenses (or open version of Solaris maybe) and install it. My questions are, do ...
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Is there an appliance-style distribution with web-based configuration for Snort? [closed]

There are some great "appliance" style distributions like pfSense and M0n0wall, that bundle powerful features of their respective operating systems with a nice web application for configuration. In my ...
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Linux server distro where default server packages customized the least?

I'm using Ubuntu server right now (for local development) and noticed that some Ubuntu packages like apache have their config files... um... scattered. While official Apache docs primarily refer to ...
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Easily installing various distros over a network

I'm working on some software that I'd like to test on various distributions of Linux, to be able to say that I know it works on them. The software interfaces with a hardware device over USB and ...
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What is the best distro to host a KVM virtualization solution

I am looking for a Server oriented distro that we can expect have decent support but also offer as much as possible some of the latest features that KVM might offer. I am leaning towards Ubuntu LTS ...
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Linux From Scratch is right place to start? [closed]

I want to create my custom linux distro. Should i start with 'Linux From scratch ' project ?
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Which distro i choose for a little server between…?

... Debian 5 Ubuntu Server 10.10 Red Hat Ent. 5 CentOS Gentoo 10.1 Slackware 13 ArchLinux Open Suse 11.3 Fedora 13 Madriva for Apache, Php & Mysql? (damn distro, i wish linux got only 1 main ...
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Separate apps environment (distro agnostic)

What do you think about having a separate environment with it's own parsers (Python, Ruby) and different versions of them within a Linux distro. I'm sick of having to stick with distro's versions of ...
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networking monitor distros?

There's a lot of network monitoring recommendations in other questions, but none are what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a distro specifically targeted to doing passive network monitoring (either ...
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Debian based 350mb server distro?

I would like a linux distro for testing reasons. I want to mock a server which is why i am posting here instead of SU. It should have no GUI alike most (all?) VPS and use very little memory. As little ...
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Best Linux distro for Cherokee? [closed]

I want to use Cherokee for my PHP-centered site...what distro would best for that?
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What Linux distro is most optimal for running a high end Webserver?

As the title states, What Linux distribution - whould you say - is the most optimal for running a webserver which requires high performance? Best regards, Robin