After quite some time, I have finally decided to put my 486/100 to
use. It has 32mb ram, about 1.5 GB of HD space (2 drives cant remember
exactly what each size is at that moment), diamond stealth vid card
with 2mb vram (I hear you all laughing but this card was tops way
back in the day hehe)
Although I am very familiar and comfortable with windows, I am an
absolute newbie to linux.. However, I have read that Linux is very
good for using as a firewall/nat (especially given my ancient
hardware) and thats exactly what Id like to do. I have three
Microsoft based computers running win 98/2000 dual boot, win2K and
Win2k server respectively.
I have read through deja and found that most have recommended, redhat
5.2 and 6x, slackware, & debian for my platform
I am looking for advice/opinions on which distribution I should use
given my goals, hardware, and the fact that I am a newbie (a brief
explanation of why would help as well).
In addition, I'm an online gamer so I guess I would need to make sure
that I can not only use my linux box with my win machines, but that I
will also be able to use gamespy and play online.
I am also looking for resources on where I can learn how to do this.
any help will be most appreciated
**note** I posted the following in comp.os.linux.security as well as
this group due to not knowing exactly which this post ought to be
directed to....my apologies for the cross post.