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Why So Pupular?

  • June 27, 2006
  • By Carla Schroder

It installs with a minimum complement of packages, totaling around 425 megabytes. Even with the LAMP stack it weighs in at only 557 megabytes on my test system. This is not intended to be a bloaty general-purpose server with everything needed to make everyone happy, but a base system to build on.

Some of the package choices seem a bit odd, like reiserfsprogs and xfsprogs--the default installation gives you ext3; pcmciautils, which is for laptops; wireless-tools and wpasupplicant, for wireless interfaces; and the ALSA sound system. Most servers don't even have soundcards. But anything you don't want is easy enough to remove.

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