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[Discuss] Light Linux Distro for VM usage

I started using L-Ubuntu inside Virtualbox a while ago and I really like it:

It doesn't have much (any?) eye-candy, but it is lightweight and has
up-to-date versions of standard Ubuntu packages.

Linux Mint is a good choice too, BTW.


On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Chris O'Connell <omegahalo at> wrote:
> Aldo,
> 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:
> Chris
> 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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