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    Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    ...specifically 500mhz 350Mb ram

    Looking to set up a test server so no specific requirements.

    Thanks

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server Edition will run quite happily. It might be a little slow though.

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    Was gonna try that - but really want something ultra lean - is that possible?

    - and is there a distro that comes pre rolled with LAMP with such requirements? I did a quick Google but the recommendation was from 2002 so figured there must be something more up to date.

    Being a noob I don't know where to search

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    Yeah, Ubuntu will be fine if you don't have a GUI running.

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    Yes, if you use the server install CD rather than the desktop or alternate CD you will end up with just a basic system with hardly anything on.

    There's also a 'LAMP' install option if that's what you want and you want to save some time and effort.

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    You can't get much leaner than DSL ( http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/ ), it doesn't have a LAMP server, but you could always apt-get it.
    Although I'd probably go with everyone else and use Ubuntu.

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    kk thanks chaps!

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    I wouldn't go for DSL for a server due to it's slightly odd setup.

    I would say an Ubunutu 6.06 LTS Lamp install will run happily on that. Or if you want to try something more 'pure' you could try debian and do it yourself.

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    FreeBSD FTW or if you aren't as massocistic as me, debian

    or ubuntu for an easier time.

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    I've never had a problem with Debian - Ubuntu just seems to have bloat.

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    I've never had a problem with Debian - Ubuntu just seems to have bloat.
    you would say that. Debian although very stable can be a little stale at times

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    I've never had a problem with Debian - Ubuntu just seems to have bloat.
    you would say that. Debian although very stable can be a little stale at times
    Depends if you use 'testing' Hopefully 'Etch' will be out soon.

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    One mans bloat is another mans CD burning app. Anyhow, just do a server install. You get a bare bones system that way.

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    if you find ubuntu slow, you might find gentoo much faster, however expect a few hours to build the kernal

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    Re: Recommend Server O/S for old hardware

    Slackware, DSL, Pupply Linux or maybe even the BSDs

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