I'm thinking about switching to Linux (again). Mainly because miss the bash terminal.

My current server is running Ubuntu and I've used Ubuntu desktop in the past so I'm not a newbie to linux, but I don't know what distributions are available other than Slackware, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Debian, and its relative Ubuntu.

I'm looking for:

  • stable and isn't going to die while I'm coding, or break after the second package update.
  • customizable without breaking a s**t load of packages.
  • Not bloated with all sorts of packages and pseudo packages.

If at all possible:

  • for (web) programmers
  • nice looking user interface
  • some sort of community

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

closed as not constructive by Patches, Sathyajith Bhat Jun 18 '11 at 7:24

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Try CentOS - a clone of the RedHat Enterprise Linux.

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