Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-29-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Which Software

Hi I trying to put together a small server in my home. I just purchased a Compaq storage F1 4100 with 7 9.1GB scsi 10,000 rpm HD. Now since I'm adding this to my current pc I need to know which verson of Linux to use as a server. I currently use Windows XP so I felt I would like to give Linux softwar a try since I have heard good things about it.

My current config of my pc is

Asus a7n8x diluxe MB
Amd Athlon XP 2400/266
512 MB PC2700 crucial ram
HD 1 WdJB special edition 100GB 7200 rpm
HD 2 WDJB special edition 120GB 7200 rpm
Nvidia Ti 4600 with dvi out
Soundblaster live audigy 2

I know this must be over kill but I figure I put as much as possible. Would I need a regular Linux desktop OS and then a server verson?? This is new to me and confusion.

Thanks for the help
Old 09-29-2003, 11:15 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Distribution: Redhat v8.0 (soon to be Fedora? or maybe I will just go back to Slackware)
Posts: 857

Rep: Reputation: 30
Any version of Linux will do. I suggest Mandrake, Red Hat, or SuSE for beginners.

Old 09-30-2003, 12:13 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Rep: Reputation: 46
Go with REDHAT for starting off.
Old 09-30-2003, 12:49 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok. Please Clairfy exaclty what your saying

You first stated you are putting it on your current machine.

Are you dual booting? (Having 2 operating systems on one computer)

Second you also stated that you wanted a server. Now what are you going to use the server for?

Now With those questions asked I can now answer what I think is your orignal question

You want redhat linux 9.0 You can either buy it or download it. the homepage is
Old 09-30-2003, 07:44 AM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks yes my current machine will act as a regular pc and server, I wanted my own so I can take advantage of the net now and hopefully start a small business. Also I want to have a fourm such as this site. I go to plenty of sites that use the v. bulletin software. One question though how much space shoud you have for something like this???

I am dual booting, rather than go with ms again I decide to give Linux a try since I have heard good things about it.

I purchased the Compaq Proliant storage cheap on e-bay used of course and like I said it has 7 9.1 GB 10,000 rpm scsi mdel. This will be runing off the Linux OS, I was told my pc can act like a server also so rather than buy a seperate one I decide to do it this way.

Thanks again for the help.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux backup software and drive mirroring software csross Linux - Software 1 12-26-2007 07:59 PM
Convienant store software? Cash register software in particular. gonus Linux - Software 4 06-16-2005 09:27 AM
Installation Software for Custom Developed Java/Perl Software donkey123 Linux - Software 0 06-15-2005 06:26 PM
Music Library Software & a List of M$ like Software for Linux MultiUser Linux - Software 2 02-27-2004 09:20 PM
Chat Software and news group serve software rockage2001 Linux - Software 6 07-09-2003 12:09 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration