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boringest
Hi guys,

I have a very old computer which i just took out from the store. The specs are as follows:

PIII 650MHz
96MB RAM
16MB ATI Rage 128 GL
Hercules Fortissimo II Gamesurround soundcard
8GB HDD

I'm planning to turn it into a webserver for fun & experimenting. So since there are a few linux users here, can you recommend a linux distro for me?

I've already installed Ubuntu and it's quite slow + it doesn't recognise my network card.

Any ideas?
Banzai
Hi,

I wouldn’t call that an old computer.... but that’s just me Smile

Here is my idea, add a second network card and turn it into a router/server thingy-ma-bob. That’s what I have done on a similar spec machine.

I installed ClarckConnect 3.1 form http://www.clarkconnect.org/index.php - its quite easy to install and set up. It also supports a lot of features.

I use it for Web-Server, FTP server, VPN (for games). I also run some VoIP software on it (TeamSpeek). It has lots of add-ons and updates, and it works great.

Heres a list of official packages you can add-on
http://www.clarkconnect.org/webapp/modulelist.jsp?softver=10310
Just to give you an idea.

Give it a go… it’s free so you got nothing to lose.

My spec BTW
733Mhz – 128MB ram. – 10GB HDD.
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