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Re: [Xen-users] [alpine-devel] Stable and Secure Distribution Supporting Xen

One more note on my criteria set which led me to Alpine: I need something lightweight. The whole root directory must fit in at most 400-500 MB.

On 05/21/2013 10:08 AM, Richard Johnson wrote:
I'm choosing between Unix-based operating systems that support Xen. My criteria 
are the following:

- Compatibility: I want to use this OS on a various set of commonly used 
hardware. I have restricted the CPU instruction set scope to x86_64, but there 
are a vast range of graphics cards out there.
- Stability: The packages and kernel used must be stable versions. Many main 
distributions such as Debian and RedHat follow his strategy.
- Xen Stability: Stable Xen support is necessary
- Security

With these criteria in mind I have reached to the following distributions: 
NetBSD, Alpine Linux, FreeBSD, Debian and CentOS. I am currently using Alpine 
Linux which claims that it is designed with security in mind, however my recent 
Experience with it showed many bugs.

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