I currently have a dual-boot RH8.0 / Win98 system working smoothly. My goal is to get into webhosting using Linux.
For the moment, the only other PC I have available is a Fujitsu 200mHz 2GigHD, 80mb RAM Laptop. I've also got a small 4-port switching hub.
Since I'm too much of a gamer, I don't keep my Linux up and running on my main machine 24/7. Besides, the wife needs her Sims game to stay happy
I'm just a few bits-o-hardware short of making a 1.4Ghz server, but in the meantime I wanted to mess around w/ apache and learn a thing or two. The laptop goes unused, so why not plug it in and give it a shot.
1. Which distro should I use on this laptop?
I hear that Slackware is a good choice. A while back I tried Suse7.2, back when I was a little noob-ling on the laptop, and w/ KDE it was slower than Win98.
2.a. Which GUI should I use?
I'm still a newbie to Linux, but I've learned enough to know that something like Blackbox might do the trick, since GNOME and KDE are a bit big. I might just go w/ a text-based system, but I'd like a little GUI.
2.b. If I want to use Blackbox, is it something I can pick from at install? Or would I have to load it on afterwards?
I've not done much installing of 3rd party software, and I'm not sure if this would be considered as such or not.
Sorry for the long thread; although I've seen plenty longer here! Thanks for any help/advice!