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ok I have a 1 ghz system with 512 mb ram that I want to set up as a web/FTP/File/firewall server...I would like to not use a GUI so that ...
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    Need a little advice/Help


    ok I have a 1 ghz system with 512 mb ram that I want to set up as a web/FTP/File/firewall server...I would like to not use a GUI so that I can free up some resources. What do you recommend for an OS and where can I get a how to for all of it

    Thanks in advance

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    You can try slackware: http://www.slackware.com/ If that doesn't suit you, check out www.distrowatch.com

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    I hear Debian is often used as web servers.

    www.debian.org

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    I was thinking that I would use Red Hat Fedora core 4

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    Gentoo.

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    Does it really matter what distro to use? Use the one your are more familiar with. Install your WEB/FTP... servers and configure them the way you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustamB
    Does it really matter what distro to use? Use the one your are more familiar with. Install your WEB/FTP... servers and configure them the way you want
    Well some distributions come with so much bloat pre-installed that it's just too much for an older machine or a server box.

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    Right, but you always can install only those packages that you need, and also most installers give you an option to install minimal configuration without X and etc.

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    Although there are some (Yoper, for example comes to mind) where you are stuck with a pre-set package list.

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