I currently run 3 networked puters.
1. Pentium 166 with Win 98, 96MB RAM, 5 GB hard drive, and is basically used as a spare machine as well as a dedicated print server.
2. Pentium II 233 w/MMX, 96MB RAM, 5 GB hard drive with win 98 and is my secondary puter.,
3. I recently acquired a PIII 733, I put in 512 MB RAM, a 40GB primary hardrive as well as a secondary 5GB drive, a cd burner and a 64MB eVGA graphics card.
I have a version of Mandrake 6.1 that i have been considering installing in the 133. I have heard that RedHat 9 is one of the best out there, and i wouldn't mind running all Linux boxes. Any comments? Also, if I turn the 166 into a linux box, will it be compatible with the windows boxes? will i still be able to use the 166 as a print server? Is it true that linux is a much more powerful and robust OS as compared to windows, which is extremely resoruce and power hungry? Any and all suggestions and comments are welcome, and I can best reached at 903.939.8389 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. I basically want a network that is powerful and fast, using what machines i have for now. Another issue is school. For many of my classes, I am required to use Office XP for my assignments. Is there some type of emulator, or should i just run a dual boot system?