I have been browsing around for lightweight Linux + apps to run on a pentium 166mhz with 64meg of ram. I realize this is an old system and I should probably hit craigslist with $50 and get something 10x better but all I want is a music server that I can hook up to my stereo and controll via webinterface or TCP/IP connecting to a port with an app.
I plan on writting the communication software since I want to learn network programming and this is a good time to try. I may even be up for coding an app to play MP3s with a interface that connects to my communication software, but would like some ideas for what to use for the MP3 player.
I have been looking at a lot of stuff, but I would like to avoid burning several CDs to install different distros if I find they aren't what I am looking for.
I want basically something that will run on the 64m of ram and 166 mhz without hogging the system. Doesn't need a GUI, but it would need a way to connect to my windows network to get stuff I download for it. If any of you Linux users/gurus have some suggestions that think they would fit my needs, please post away. I am going to go back to googling around to read up more on DSL and Vector Linux since the 2 seem to be something like what I am looking for.