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Old November 25, 2013, 01:40 PM
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I am not talking about a VM I am talking physical. Name one of those that does not have network out of the box working?

?!?! CentOS - one.

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Old November 25, 2013, 01:59 PM
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?!?! CentOS - one.

Networking in general works from the get go. They decided in all their wisdom to make users have to turn it on.

So my point still stands.
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Old November 25, 2013, 08:16 PM
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My personal recommendation, as I am learning linux and been playing with every linux distro I could lay my hands on (Mint, Ubuntu, CrunchBang, Debian, Kali Linux, Ultimate Edition, Mageia) and even played around recently with Untangled Server, Smoothwall, FreeNAS, NAS4Free, ClearOS, and even spent $25 for a Raspberry Pi all in an attempt to learn the pro/con and tools available. Started with VirtualBox - VMs then moved to full budget box builds.

-Debian is the most stable Distro I have used and I have had the most success (setting up SSH server, FTP Server, WebServer and Webmin)
-Ubuntu is the most eye candy and fun to play with (although you can change your X Windows to something else)
-Mint Linux is my preferred Ubuntu based Distro, although you can get the Debian based version of Mint
-Crunchbang was the simplest, low resource required, quickest and easiest Distro to install, use and dabble in. I still run this as a VM on my laptops for doing some activities.
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