I’m looking to fool around with linux as well as Asterisk so I’m trying to find the best linux distribution (or Asterisk NOW, Trixbox, etc) for doing this.
I’d like to run this linux distribution inside of VMware (on a Windows Server 2003 machine [dual-core, 2GB RAM]) and have Asterisk and a small web server on it.
What is my best option?
I like the idea of Trixbox but it seems to too bloated. I’m a software developer so I enjoy tinking and learning about systems from the ground up. However, I don’t want to learn linux (at least not completely) from the ground up. I’d like to just install a nice (eg. fast and stable) linux distribution and then spend my time fooling around with Asterisk and apache, etc.
Does anybody have any suggestions?