[lug] The slow-lowmemory-headless-server-with-plenty-of-disk distro?
lists at danielwebb.us
Tue Nov 14 18:55:48 MST 2006
I had several systems in this size range running Debian stable and it worked
very well. The Debian base install (don't choose anything at install-time
then add packages) is very small, something like 200M if I remember right.
You can create a very usable server with all the normal services with 500M
in Debian quite quickly and easily.
One of the things I have yet to try with my new Ubuntu install is how easy
will it be to strip out some of the packages that I don't use, since these old
laptops have small drives. For a server I think it's easier to start with
nothing and add things manually though.
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