hi ppl! new guy to linux here. so here's the deal.. i have this really old laptop at home, and am wondering if maybe it can be a linux server for a website??? the specs are:
HD: 6 GB
and thats about all i can remember. i plan on installing Mandriva 2006 Free soon, and totally annihilating the windows 98 thats on there now. but it may be wizer to use a lighter version of linux (if so, do tell!).
so, my first question is:
1) can my old laptop become a server, and which distro should i use on it?
now.. once that question is answered..
i am a TOTAL noob at apache and php, like i know NOTHING about them, only that apache is a webserver and php is an advanced programming language (btw, i can program in C++...)
so, any good basic sites?
and work my way up from there?
i know php[dot]net is a good site, but theres not really beginner SETUP stuff there.. at least i didnt see.
thanks for your help!
really wanna get this going...
oh, and if the server doesnt work on my other laptop, the second question still aplies..