which version of linux should I use? [closed]

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Problem :

I have an old computer that I want to install Linux on it and use it as file server (for backup). My old computer has 512MB ran and an old Pentium. Which Linux should I use?

Solution :

Since your building a file server, you may want to look at a distro like OpenFiler.

I use Debian on just such a rig. I used the text mode installer and didn’t install X. It works quite nicely. I used the netinstall and started out with a pretty minimal system, which is all you’ll need for a file server.

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