Trying to decide if my server hardware is adequate
Right now I'm using a newer HP Envy laptop with a quad core amd processor, 4 gb of ram, and generally newer everything.
I recently bought an old Pentium 4 box with Windows XP, 2gb ram, and mostly old hardware (I'm not at home so I can't be more specific about the hardware).
For the purposes of a samba server, an xbmc server, openvpn, and possibly other home server uses in the future, would my pentium 4 box handle it just was well as the laptop does? Or will the difference be significant enough to keep the laptop as my server?
(Using debian stable as the server os)