February 3, 2011

I want to use a Linux OS on old pc

Hello,
I am new to Linux OS but was in a conversation with an employee at a local computer store and I mentioned that I would like to use an older pc currently running Win XP as a network storage pc. He mentioned that a Linux OS would be better suited for that purpose. Is that true? If so, what system should I use?

my goal is to convert that older desktop into network storage. That will be the only use for it, well, with the exception that if I put a Linux OS on it, I may play with it to learn Linux.

I would like to designate the partitions for my wife and I. Plus, I'd like to have each partition show up as a "Save as" option on our laptops. Can I do that with Linux and what would you suggest?

Thanks,
Don

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