linux on a 486 [which distrib?]
Yeah, that's right. I plan on having one last project with this old system of mine before I heave it out to the curb. It's been sitting in my basement for years now. I forgot all about it until the other day when I was moving some things around. So I decided to fire it up and little behold it works. It even has windows 98 on it, which is a dog on that system.
I have spent some time googling it up with no avail. I have found a few helpful sites, but most have dead links that dont work anymore or dont pertain to my motives. My main concern is that I'm not too sure which distrib 'might' work the best. Shes kicking in with a screaming 486DX2 66mhz with 32Megs of ram.. roughly 500MB of space, give or take a few megabytes. I just plan on nursing this thing along and using it as a word processor or even a REALLY cheap file server or maybe even web server for some projects I may have in the future. Hopefully I can get a few more decent years out of this thing before it finally blows up in a puff of smoke.
I'm looking for something lean and mean with some kind of GUI interface if at all possible. Id like to run an older version of apache on it if I can and maybe if I feel like pushing my luck, try adding php to it. But I have a feeling running a GUI on this thing may bring it to its knees, so I may need to stick with a console setup.
So to sum it up this is what I plan on using this thing for..
Cheap Web server using apache + php if at all possible OR File server
Some kind of GUI, graphical user interface.
I know I may not be able to do all of these things, but if I can squeeze something out of this I consider this project a success.