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This is all because of the mad poll maker Pasi.

I have an Apache webserver running with PHP and MySQL on my windoze box. But I have laid my hands on two rather old P3 PCs and should be able to make a functional webserver out of them. I know, it's going to be slow, but my upstream bandwith aren't that great either. Out of curiosity (thanks a million Pasi) I have decided to install Linux on it. I know this have been covered before, but my search for it didn't come up with anything usefull, So what's the best "free" linux version to run Apache, PHP and MySQL on? I would rather prefer a redistributional package under a GNU license ;)
 

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PING PONG!

What is going on, not a single reply? It's even in Pasis favourite lounge and about one of Pasis favourite topics. Come on guys (Pasi ;) ), you can do better than that :D
 

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I had a play with a partition running Redhat Linux - seemed pretty good & stable, supported most of my hardware, have upgraded my pc since & have not had time to reinstall the linux stuff.
 

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Gentoo or Debian :)

Gentoo is harder to install but you will get more out of old PC's when the programs are optimized for the machine, and debian is a bit easier to install but some of the programs with "stable" status are usually very old...

And go for 2.4 series kernel as 2.6 is still a bit broken :(

Don't install redhat, updateing it can be a b1tch :rolleyes:
 

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And sorry for the late response, I've been away since friday :eek:
 

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I've played mostly with slackware & redhat, tried a few other distro's but got on the best with those 2. I've also got Ubunto through recently to try. But as for your question, any distro should suffice.
 

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Slackware could be a option too... Haven't ever tried it myself :rolleyes:
 

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I've tryed Suse and I quite like it. Need some practice tho...
I've also got a version of Caixa Mágica, Portuguese only, and that's probably what I'm going to install on a second machine.
 

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Not to run a webserver but have you guys tried this http://www.knoppix.net - it rocks!!!

I use it on a "public" machine in work. No support needed. Runs in memory so all it needs is a restart if any problems crop up. I even used on my lappy and it picked up everything, touchpad etc etc.

Also if you need to recover a Win32 machine no probs, pop the cd in and off you go. It can even access NTFS!

Other flavours of Knoppix

http://www.confederatelinux.com/linux/knoppix_variations.htm
 

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Not to run a webserver but have you guys tried this http://www.knoppix.net - it rocks!!!

I use it on a "public" machine in work. No support needed. Runs in memory so all it needs is a restart if any problems crop up. I even used on my lappy and it picked up everything, touchpad etc etc.

Also if you need to recover a Win32 machine no probs, pop the cd in and off you go. It can even access NTFS!

Other flavours of Knoppix

http://www.confederatelinux.com/linux/knoppix_variations.htm
knoppix is cool, put it in the tray and play! :cool:
 
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