Mount a virtual machine

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  1. rpestana94

    rpestana94 New Member

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    I want to mount a virtual machine to learn a little fortran, python and C++, a friend suggest me linux and I have some expierince with some distribution, but i dont know what distribution can use for this, i only have 4 Gb RAM and I5 so what you recomend me?

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  2. Darren Hale

    Darren Hale Active Member

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    I'd say Xubuntu since your probably coming from Windows background XFCE is a good window manager to start with also less ram requirements than straight out Ubuntu http://xubuntu.org/
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  3. rpestana94

    rpestana94 New Member

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    and if i have some expierince with some distribution, what you suggest?
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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    ...And what distro do you have experience of?..
  5. rpestana94

    rpestana94 New Member

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    I use open suse a few months
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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    Really, with those specs, you should be able to use any disto you want to. From my experience a Virtual Machine will use about half your RAM - and 2Gb is enough to run anything.#

    Either stick with OpenSuse if you want to, or change, but it's you choice.
  7. MikeyD

    MikeyD Active Member

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    Yeah the vast majority of distros can be used through a VM (I'm using CentOS through VMWare to write this right now) so it really comes down to personal preference, same as picking a distro as a main OS.

    If you're fairly familiar with Linux, Debian or Fedora may be a good choice. If you want to get more in-depth with the install (learn a lot more at the expense of more time/possibility for errors) you may want to try Arch, Gentoo, or Crunchbang.

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