Okay, this is new territory for me, so I've got some questions...
Currently, I have a laptop with Windows XP Pro. I've thought about getting a used desktop computer and installing Linux on it...Then I could get a router and share my ADSL internet connection between the two PC's.
Something I wonder is, could I add an extra hard drive to the desktop and use it as a network share drive to store files from the Windows laptop? Would it matter if the OS on the desktop was Linux?
An additional thought is, could I run the development version of my website on the Linux box (Apache/PHP/MySQL - yes I know Linux has these), and access it through both computers, through my little network? It would not need to be available ot the internet - I would upload my site to my host for that. This way, I could do work on the site from either computer, and not have versioning issues by having two different copies.
I'm thinking setting up a Linux box would be a good reason for me to become familiar with that OS.
Those are my questions...Are those doable? Anyone here running a similar setup?