looking 4 advice

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  1. new2linux

    new2linux New Member

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    Hi all, I'm a newbie for Linux and looking for some friendly advice
    I have an old Hp ML310 that I'd like to build as a storage and possibly
    media server. Any recommendations on which Free Linux server software
    would be the best for this hardware / usage ?
    Also where is the best place to download it from ?
    I have a lot of technical knowledge and know a fair bit about
    MS but want to try my hand with Linux

    Many Thanks

  2. netwar

    netwar New Member

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    It depends on how much RAM and storage space you have... If you're under 300MB RAM then i would use an all commandline interface(if that sounds a little too much look at puppy linux or damn small linux) otherwise like an old machine i have that is a DOOM,ssh and ftp server with 456MB RAM then you can go for any distro that has a light weight interface like Lubuntu, Linux Mint(great to go to from windows), Fedora and many more.

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