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Old 07-18-2004, 02:47 PM   #1
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how do i find linux software to turn an old pc into a linux server?


i have an old pc and want to turn it into a linux web server. can someone tell me the steps needed to do this and the sites that i can find the needed software.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 02:58 PM   #2
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Hello, and welcome to LQ!

Basically any major distro will ship ready with apache,
that aside your question is rather vague.


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Old 07-18-2004, 03:14 PM   #3
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sorry for vagueness. i've never used linux, but i understand it is free. i have an old pc with win 2000 server that has some issues. i like to tinker with web programming and i need a server. hearing that linux is free, i want to nuke my system and try linux. is linux an operating system like windows and apache like IIS?
 
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is linux an operating system like windows and apache like IIS?
Only much, much better ;) Be ready to learn a lot, though! It's
different, like learning German for an English native speaker ;)


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Old 07-18-2004, 05:46 PM   #5
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Just go to Mandrake.com and you will have all you need for a complete Linux solution. Yes, for your desktop, Laptop and Server needs.
 
  


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