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Ok.. So I have this old 500mhz Pentium 3 computer and I want to turn it into a server, I guess. But I'm new to this. I want to be ...
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    New To this...need help...and a direction


    Ok.. So I have this old 500mhz Pentium 3 computer and I want to turn it into a server, I guess. But I'm new to this. I want to be able to upload files to it and access them whenever I'm at school or a friends house and have it password protected. I've installed Linux before so that not the problem, but I was wondering which distro would work best on this machine, and will be the easiest to use. Maybe some articles that would help me do this. Thanks.

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    It depends on your system RAM and hard disk space available, I think the available memory has more of an influence than CPU.

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    256 ram and 20 gb harddrive

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    I would say pretty much any distro and particularly one you are already familiar with, but don't install X or at least don't let X start on startup. time to get familiar with the command line

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    I would suggest you to install Debian and any lightweight DE like Xfce or any Window Manager.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
    New Users: Read This First

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    Debian or Slackware should both run ok on that box.

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    check out this site

    How to build a webserver, colocate, and manage it

    and the forums there

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    Ubuntu Server Docs

    This applies to Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, ... all all other flavors of ubuntu.



    Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
    but most of them pick themselves up
    and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

    Winston Churchill


    ... then the Unix-Gods created "man" ...

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