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Hi all, i've just gotten into linux and i am running ubuntu dual boot with xp on my new laptop. which leaves me with an old laptop. 1ghz 256mb ram. ...
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    Old laptop server, which distro?


    Hi all, i've just gotten into linux and i am running ubuntu dual boot with xp on my new laptop. which leaves me with an old laptop. 1ghz 256mb ram.

    I also have a few old hdd's so i want to build a file server. using the drives via usb, i was also hoping to run a SQL server and maybe apache.

    i know very little about the differences between different distributions of Linux.
    does any one know where is the best place to learn about the differences?
    or can anyone suggest a distro that can do software RAID 1 or 5, lightweight and run the serves i need?

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Check this poll for favorite distro for older/weaker hardware.

    You can also have a look at the link in my signature for lots of good information on getting started with Linux.

    Hope you enjoy the Linux experience...
    oz

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