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Old 08-12-2002, 05:39 PM   #1
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Yet another recommend me a distro thread (specific)

right now I run Sambar webserver on Windows 98 (I use it because it has a web-based configuration, it acts also as my mailserver and it works like charm). I've never really had problems because the only things that runs on that machine is the server, the thing to update my domain name and WinVNC... I simply want to squeeze the most juice that I can out of my box, that is why I believe Linux would be faster. (I have a P200MMX with 64 megs of RAM).

Basicly, all I want to do with that linux thingy is to run Apache, run an ftp and mail server, update my domain, share drives (both ways) with Windows... and every once in a while, run a UT server.

I don't want X-Windows either... I want to have the best performance out of my machine.

what do you recommend?

If I can't figure out how to set this thing up, I think I might switch from Win98 to NT4 (I won't use IIS, so it's not too dangerous, plus, I'm behind a router)
Old 08-12-2002, 05:53 PM   #2
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"behind a router" only doesn't make you more secure - this is one of the security from obscurity concepts - no security. As for distro look at something slim - slackware for instance. Let's see what others have to say.
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I think that the best choice for you is Slackware.
Old 08-12-2002, 09:24 PM   #4
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have you heard of gentoo? some people suggested to install that distro because ...

"you download a 15 meg iso to get you started, you compile, configure, download the next package, compile configure etc. you tell it what you want. it gets and compiles for you."

would it give me a slimmer (and perhaps faster) configuration?
Old 08-13-2002, 02:10 AM   #5
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try both see what you like ...not very good advice was it?
Old 08-13-2002, 05:02 AM   #6
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I got slack gentoo 1.3a rh 7.2, 7.3 mandy 8.2 and I suggesst


Once youve had slack you never go back (an obscure rip off of austin powers 2)
Old 08-13-2002, 06:12 AM   #7
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well to be more specific instead of stating 'try them both' i would have to say gentoo....but its really what you think would be easier for you, and what you need in a distro, try this link for more info on some distros
Old 08-13-2002, 07:52 AM   #8
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I suggest Slack also
Old 08-13-2002, 09:50 AM   #9
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Any modern distro will work fine. You don't have to install all of it, but having a good variety of things to choose from within a distro never hurts.
Old 08-13-2002, 11:00 AM   #10
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Slackware, Gentoo, or Debian.

Just be picky about what you install and read up on how things work before diving in.



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