Which Linux Distro for a Production Environment?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi all! I know that there are always posts about this basically everywhere, but I'm hoping that my question is specific enough to get a good answer. First off I'm starting a new job and am blessed to able to do it from home. It's a remote IT job and I've been given a short list of required programs/commands: Terminal Commands: Ping traceroute nslookup REQUIRED Programs (cannot change and must work through gui): evolus pencil angryipscanner dia zenmap whois (command?) visio viewer (possibly getting the full version) teamviewer shrewsoft vpn client remote desktop connection (linux equivalent (HowTos)