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JacobRR

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Geeklog is great! But which Linux flavor should I use? I've tried a couple but haven't found "the one". I pieced together a 350MHz PII with an old 4 Gig SCSI drive and CDROM and found 196 Megs of RAM. It's a fun box. Smile

I would like to find a Linux flavor with Apache, MySQL, KDE, remote management, OpenOffice, Firefox, etc to run my Geeklog site which is currently running on a Win2k box. The easier the install, the better. I did get an old Gentoo version to install on this PII using ssh.

What does the Geeklog community suggest? What's the most popular?

Pinching pennies,
Jacob
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SidiMustafa

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Hi,
I myself tried all various types on Linux Distros...
wanted ease, simplacity...etc. etc.

Redhat linux, was cooll, but was to large, and i had to worry about to much issues i had no knowledge of.

I found Clark Connect, which is basically a strip down version of Redhat Fedora,
it's is suppose to be a Linux Router/Firewall, but u can opt to install it as a Standalone server..

It works peferct, installation is easy, has a webinterface, and u can also use webmin to fine tune it..

The forums at clarck connect gives great support...
actually, must of the questions i had, was already easy to find by doing a search in their forums

check them out

www.clarkconnnect.org...

ps.. u need to get the HOME VERSION
~~~ The science of doing it right ~~~
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ronack

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There is an alternative, a fast easy to use webserver that I have been using for more than 3 years now. Right now I have 20 websites running and I have heard folks that have over 200 on it.

Xitami from Imatix It's free unless you want SSL then the Pro version is I think $99.
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ronack

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Oh my bad, you are asking about Linux. Oops! anyway this will run on a Linux server and they have a version for windows as well.
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vadertech

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Quote by ronack: There is an alternative, a fast easy to use webserver that I have been using for more than 3 years now. Right now I have 20 websites running and I have heard folks that have over 200 on it.

Xitami from Imatix It's free unless you want SSL then the Pro version is I think $99.


Ronack your link is not working.
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JohnVanVliet

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i am using fedora core4 --with gnome but apache,php,mysql ,and kde can all be installed from the 4 install cd's
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ajzz

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Debian is an option if your main usage is as a server (you can really trim down your install by making custom kernels afterwards). Ubuntu (a debian relative) if you would like to use it for a lot of desktop apps. You can download a web-install disk for debian (and perhaps for Ubuntu too) and do a ftp install. The apt-get system is a breeze for all upgrades thereafter - normally just two commands on a terminal to update all your packages.

As with all Linuxes, before you install, make sure the current/potential hardware is compatible and has native support or drivers available. One of my servers runs Debian (Sarge) with KDE and all the relevant servers on a out-of-the-box low-end Dell SC 420.

Old box = good... in general the hardware is bound to be well supported by the public domain.

Simple remote management is through ssh (run a server). For full remote gui-based management, you may install a vnc server in addition. You can have a full graphical remote desktop safely by connecting using ssh and tunneling your vnc connection through ssh to the remote machine of interest (many googleable howtos exist on this topic). Many of my friends have their stable boxes without monitors/keyboards/mice that they just VNC into from their laptops or workplace to manage.

Cheers!

Ajay

PS: I am told the SUSE install is very easy too - but not lean by any means.
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jhk

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I run Geeklog on ClarkConnect, and I really like it. Use Webmin's Java file-explorer to transfer files etc.
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