I just upgraded one of my computers and I now have enough spare parts laying around to build a linux box for the heck of it.
What’s a good starter distro? I’m thinking I want something pretty light.
For the most part, there will be no monitor connected. I want to perhaps put a mail server on there to collect and merge email from several POP accounts and filter for viruses and spam, and run some automation type perl scripts from cron. I’ll probably also install apache, mysql, and php. I’ll be doing the majority of work through webmin or telnet.
This is a P2 400 w/384 mb if that matters.
Is FreeBSD a viable alternative any more? I kind of like the easy installation “ports”. Do all linux distros have something similar?