Building a server/backup pc

siren676, Mar 6, 10:13am
I have been given an old windows 98 machine and want to turn it into a server or backup storage.

I cant remember what cpu it has but its got 62mb ram and a 20gb hdd

Are there any free o/s's which i could use?

r.g.nixon, Mar 6, 10:37am
Puppy Linux. DSL (Damn Small Linux). There will be others...


vtecintegra, Mar 6, 10:52am
You'd be way better off buying a cheap 500GB external drive, way more space, reliability and lower power draw.

siren676, Mar 6, 12:56pm
Sweet as. So basically any lite linux os will work. Looks like its time to learn linux coding.

oh and vtec i want a server type pc so i can host some of my lan events on a separate computer

jcmp21, Mar 6, 1:32pm
What kind of LAN events do you want to host on it?

twaymouth, Mar 6, 7:36pm
If you are just planing to use it for storage then freeNAS is good, Stick in a big harddrive install freeNAS and enjoy, www.freenas.org

siren676, Mar 6, 8:59pm
Just small 4-5 person events using mainly older games and a few new ones

siren676, Mar 7, 10:13am
I have been given an old windows 98 machine and want to turn it into a server or backup storage.

I cant remember what cpu it has but its got 64mb ram and a 20gb hdd

Are there any free o/s's which i could use!

r.g.nixon, Mar 7, 10:37am
Puppy Linux. DSL (Damn Small Linux). There will be others.

vtecintegra, Mar 7, 10:52am
You'd be way better off buying a cheap 500GB external drive, way more space, reliability and lower power draw.

jcmp21, Mar 7, 1:32pm
What kind of LAN events do you want to host on it!

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