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[Discuss] Light Linux Distro for VM usage


I like Jerry's suggestion.  Give Linux Mint a shot.  It's got a pretty
interface.  According to this site Mint comes preloaded with flash:


On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:

> On 03/05/2012 11:20 AM, aldo albanese wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I would like to use a light Linux Distro that I can use within Oracle VM
> box.  My intend is to use it exclusively for browser activities without
> worry about getting a virus. It should be fast to load and should have all
> the built in applications like Adobe Flash.  This Distro should work well
> inside the VM using a 15 Inc. screen laptop.  I have issues with all the
> distros that I'm testing fitting the entire screen.  Right now tested
> OpenSuse and Fedora.
> >
> > Thanks for your input.
> I've used Fedora, OpenSuse, and Ubuntu inside VMs (usually virtualbox)
> both on my desktop machine as well as on my laptops. I'm actually giving
> a talk at Virtual Deep Dive day next Saturday,
> I've never had an issue with the distro fitting the screen. You probably
> need to tweak the Display settings as the default sucks. You could look
> at things like Mint Linux but I personally prefer a full distro. As far
> as Flash is concerned no distro installs Flash by default, but you can
> usually get it either from the distro's non-free repo or directly from
> Adobe.
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