What is the best distro for my business manager?

Kyle kyle4jesus at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 11:35:13 UTC 2012

All the development tools for Arch Linux are in a group called base-devel.
pacman -S base-devel
pacstrap /mnt base base-devel ...
during installation will pull in all the development tools automatically.

As for whether or not to run a virtual machine as opposed to 
dual-booting, it's ultimately up to you, but running Windows as a guest 
on Linux whenever you feel the need to still run a few Windows 
applications will give you an experience similar to running two 
computers at once, with the added benefit that you can even copy from 
one and paste into the other. If you have a powerful enough box, you can 
run 2 or even 3 virtual machines at once, but in this case, 1 should be 
all you need. I'm not sure how it works on Windows, but running 
VirtualBox on Linux doesn't appear to distabilize the host Linux OS in 
any way. Just be sure that your processor supports hardware 
virtualization (most now do), and that it is activated, both in 
VirtualBox and in your bios. This will give you noticeable speed 
improvements. Ultimately, however, the goal is to be able to remove 
Windows completely from your system, which is much easier if you have a 
virtual machine than if you run a dual-boot system and need to 
repartition your disk once you no longer need Windows.

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