Quote Originally Posted by LaRoza View Post
Why?

It it true. I have used CLI only setups before.
i agree, start from the command line and add only what you need.

with debian use the net installer, uncheck everything at package selection.

with ubuntu use the alternate installer, select install a command line system.

once you have the base you can make it anything you want. a custom install is the best way to get the most speed.