I got hold of a Compaq Proliant 1500 5/100. I has windows 2000 on it, and it is freakishly slow to boot (an easy 5-7 mins).
The cpu is a Pentium 100. Has close to 200 mb of ram. 5 removeable Fast-Wide SCSI-2 4.3GB drives. Here is a link to the offical specs.
Now, I've put a little research into some linux distros and it would take months to make a choice. I figured I'd teleport to the install and just ask.
I wanna be able to share some files between my 2 other computers through it.
Run an in house LAN based MUD and/or light bandwith mutliplayer games.
A strong firewall (i like mOnOwall, but i'd like more)
Basic compilling (android stuff).
That's what I wanna do with a linux os on my server. I dont know how fast compilling on it would be, but android dev wouldn't be too LONG of a compile. But I really don't have a clue with this dinosaur. Anyways, anything insightfull would be much appreciated.