Hey guys, so I just found an OLD p2, 256 mb ram and 20 gb harddrive (i have a 80 gig on me also).
so I was wondering to load up either WinXP, win server 2000, or some small linux distribution. I have some experience with linux and not a complete noob. My goal is to create a small file server for my roommates (3 of them) to just store their files and music on it.
my other goal is to create a SVN server on it. I am starting a small application for Win 7 mobile coming out in a few days and me and a buddy are working on it. He dosn't live with me so he might need to connect over the internet. I have cable internet but I dont mind giving him the dynamic ip everytime it changes.
so if anyone has a step by step tutorial to accomplish some of these tasks, let me know. I think my main problems are going to be with the networking. Note that the fileserver can be made locally (but it would be awesome if we can connect to it through the internet).
My apologies if this was meant for superuser and not serverfault.
edit: this is mostly for learning purposes. Data corruption, harddrive failure, and machine catching on fire is not a big issue. I understand there is data on it, but my roommates know better to store there assignmnet on it thats due the day after.