Any guides out there for running the most minimalist Ubuntu 12.04 set up for trading strategies in a SOHO environment? No HFT, just thinking data collection (From IB and/or IQfeed-DTN into a standard dbase capture, analysis with R and/or python-numpy, pandas (execution later)...Would like to run the core of the OS required keeping the CPU/NIC/DRAM working as efficiently as possible w/o the skills to rewrite the kernel, TCP/IP internals etc. More used to Fedora 12 thru 17 and when I start stripping things out of Ubuntu inevitably I go too far and then find myself in dependency h-ll. Right now just a skunkworks idea during free time but would appreciate any trailheads. Figured some interesting comments would surface to help others on forum too. TIA, V.