Need some advice on switching to linux server
Ok, so here is my situation. I have been playing with linux on and off for a little over a year now. I have an old P4 2.0 desktop with 256mb of ram. Im currently running ubuntu 9.04 desktop version on it, but im only using it as a server. I chose the desktop version for fear of not being able to set up the server using only the CLI.
Now that im a lot more familiar with linux and the ubuntu based commands i think im ready to try out an actual server distro. I have my server set up and working how i want it as of now, on the desktop version, but it can be quite sluggish if i need to do anything to it, not to mention there are some hiccups from it not being an actual server distro.
So in all, id like to get some suggestions on a server distro that i could hopefully make a smooth transition to. One that will run well on my system specs and if it is based off ubuntu thats a + but not a must. I know the obvious choice would be ubuntu server, but id like to hear some other options as well.
Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks in advance.