I chose VL because this is what people recommended. I'm just looking for the best Linux version for my needs:
I have a Lenovo T400s laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600 CPU), and I want to run Linux from Win7, using virtualization (I have virtualbox, but I can get vmware workstation if I need it).
1. I'd like Linux to recognize my 64-bit CPU and 4GB RAM - but it doesn't 100% have to be a 64-bit Linux version.
2. I'd like to work with easy to use (renaming, copying, moving etc.) folders/files - basically similar to windows...
3. I do most of my work with Unix commands (through a shell, if that's the term used), so I need something that has that and is easy to use - I'm used to konsole, but if there are better shells out there I'll be happy to use them.
4. I'd like Linux to be lean and fast = less CPU/RAM needs. Although ease-of-use is more important. I don't need lots of apps inside it, don't need office apps, etc. I'd like to be able to uninstall features/apps I don't need. Basically, it's for data analysis and graphic display of results. The rest I'll do with windows.
5. I need it to be stable, relatively safe, and as much similar to windows as possible (total newbie that I am).
VL-KDE VDI (http://virtualboximages.com/VectorLinux
) isn't free, so I just downloaded the VL-lite VDI....
If you think I should get VL-KDE, do you know where I can get the VDI for it? Alternatively, is it possible to install KDE in VL-lite??
Thanks for you help!