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With a relatively underpowered processor, as well as wanting to save CPU cycles, software choice is important. One of the beauties of free software, which is often portrayed as a drawback, is choice. There is no "right" way to do any given task, and your choice of software may well differ from mine yet be equally valid. That's fine and correct in our world. Distribution

"The system runs Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. I wanted to run an apt-based distribution and the long term support options are relevant to clients, so felt I should run the same as I would install on other sites, though running Debian would have been just as valid. I ran Gentoo for a while, whose optimisations are great for this type of application, but you really need to be a full time sysadmin to achieve the same consistency as with a non-source-based distribution. Arch Linux is also tempting (I run that on my Asus eeepc with XFCE 4.6) but a little too leading edge for this server requirement, for my taste."

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