In 1995, I built my first Linux server from these parts:

Hardware:
Configured from the boards on up:

  • Motherboard: Pentium 75MHz, PCI Intel Triton
  • BIOS: November 26, 1995; PnP v1.0a Award
  • RAM: 32Mb
  • Disks: Seagate 1Gb, and Conner 1Gb
  • Video: Trident 9440 with 1M (BIOS: 18-Apr-1995)
  • SCSI: Adaptec 2940W v1.16
  • CD: Toshiba XM-5401TA (2x)
Software:

  • Kernel: Slackware 1.3.51-ELF (took 20 minutes to recompile it)
  • Compiler: gcc 2.7.0
  • web server: Apache 1.0.3
  • X11: XFree86 3.1.2D
  • FTP server: wu-ftpd 2.4
  • MTA: sendmail 8.6.12
  • Security: ISS, COPS, and tripwire