A development machine in VirtualBox - (Debian-min vs Arch Linux vs recommend-one)
I have few years of experience on Linux, mainly Ubuntu (dual-boot). Now I am shifting to Windows, and installing Linux in VirtualBox, Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL). I am looking for a light-weight distribution for a development machine setup. I thought of using debian-unstable-minimum, and installing build-essentials, openbox (or a little more feature light-WM, ps recommend), ssh-server, Ethereal, iptables, Nmap (maybe), Vim, Python 3. That is all what I can think of now mainly.