Didn't quite know where to post this. The mac basics and help forum seemed to fit the bill the best. Also, sorry this isn't mac related, but I know you all to be versed in just about everything involving computers, and I couldn't think of a better forum to go to. Anyway, i've just come upon an old Compaq that was about to get thrown out and I snatched it. It's ancient, but built like a rock and has a 3 gig HD in it! The specs are very low, but I figure I could use it as a personal web server or something and be able to send/recieve files over the net. Basically i'm looking for some advice. Would linux work well as far as functioning as a secure webserver? The specs are good enough to put windows 98 on it, but to be honest, I hate it, and I know it has security holes like swiss cheese. Also, if anyone could explain exactly how to set up a webserver or point me in the direction of where I could find out about it, i'd be most appreciative. Thanks!