I'm feeling a bit noobed at the moment. I have been out of the linux game for a while now. I used to be comfortable with RH before it went commercial. So I got familiar with Debian. Debian is great but has limited official support from VMWare for ESX, so now now I have another decision to make. Which free distro to use on esxi? Apparently ubuntu has debian roots, which works for me. However, I liked debian because it contained less bloat than the other distros at the time. ANything i missed in the initial install was only an apt-get away. Is ubuntu going to satisfy my need for a clean stable no bullshit linux, or should i continue to stick with debian. Or is there another lean mean free distro that is supported under ESXi? Oh....and i've posted in this forum, because I'm not interested in a desktop distro - I want it lean and mean, and suitable for building ESXi appliances. cheers.