Debian 5.0 Standard
This is a Debian Lenny (5.0.3) system including all standard packages. This can be used to install whatever you want via the Debian package management (apt).
For more details see: www.debian.org
There are no recommended settings as this depends on what you install.
Start the VM and open a VNC console and install the latest security updates.
apt-get update apt-get upgrade