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I have this old laptop lying around

http://www.engadget.com/products/dell/inspiron/6400/specs/

It still works flawlessly and have no use for it so I decided to turn it into a small server for mostly vent hosting and meaby a small media home server.

I wanna install a linux os and unsure wich to install. I was thinking of netrunner . Any better recommendation. I would like to have the desktop similar to netrunne. Any and all suggestions are welcome

Any out there who run lojux based vent server. I know how to host it . The app is free for vemt and seems easy to install and configure . But what the limit of users can u host on such servers

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P.s. I have 2gig ram rather then 1 mentionned in the pc specs

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One word: Arch

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awsome , ill try it . ty + rep
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Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever View Post

One word: Arch

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The next will be how do I install Arch, to which folks will say read the wiki buttkick.gif
 
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Nice thanks

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Based on what you want to do with it, I'd check out ClearOS or FreeNAS.
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post #8 of 38
Hey folks,

Don't want to steal the OP's thunder, but you guys already answered, plz help me out. Recommend me a distro.

I have spare rig that I want to turn into an HTPC. Here are the specs:

Intel core 2 duo E6420
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
2 GB of DDR2

I would use a spare Geforce GTX560Ti twin frozr II from MSI.

I would install an SSD as a boot drive. Wonder if linux supports TRIM?
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Linux does support TRIM thumb.gif

and I'm still new to the HTPC arena myself, but I am personally using ElementaryOS for mine, primarily because I am not the only one using it.

I'd be using Arch otherwise.

either way: Can't go wrong with some Ubuntu-based distro for an HTPC. thumb.gif
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Hey folks,

Don't want to steal the OP's thunder, but you guys already answered, plz help me out. Recommend me a distro.

I have spare rig that I want to turn into an HTPC. Here are the specs:

Intel core 2 duo E6420
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
2 GB of DDR2

I would use a spare Geforce GTX560Ti twin frozr II from MSI.

I would install an SSD as a boot drive. Wonder if linux supports TRIM?

TRIM is not automatic so you will be required to use a command called fstrim and you need to know how to use it. See the Essentials Thread which has a link to a thread covering how to do that along with a few other tweaks to maximize life and performance of an SSD.
     
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