August 5, 2009

Selecting disto and version

In my past life I used to admin many unix servers - prior 2002 for over 10 years.

now I would like to setup one of my home computers - P4, 3.2Ghz, 500 MB RAM, 40 Gb HD, Trendnet wifi card w/Linksys router(already running on other computers in house)

I would like to run compatible word/excel/acrobat reader/mozilla firefox - and yes I need to run IE if possible for certain sites

what distro and why?

if there is a minimal charge and great doc's, etc. I will consider

I've forgot lots of commands which will come back quickly I'm sure

thanks for the help