All right. Well ive got no idea were to begin. Nor am i certain that i have this posted in the right place.
I managed to gain an old comp from one of my mates. Im willing to spend some cash upgrading it a little. Its a pentium III 650mhz(i think) with (I think)512mb ram and a graphics card ive failed to test as of yet. It has a 40gb IDE hard drive, a 20x cd drive ( i think) and a fax modem that im not entirely sure on. I also have a few old IDE drives im willing to use for it. Not sure on its moby or anything else really, I am aware that i would also need to purchase a LAN card and stuff. But im more interested in the best windows based vb6 compatiple OS i could run on it if i wished to use it as a base for all my network server applications (Which use WinSock and stuff; i wrote most myself, they are just for local and external port chatting and stuff mostly) the best AV i can use for a server. I would also need to be able to use a remote desktop. I have (Legal) copies of Windows 2003, windows XP sp2, windows 2000 SP4, windows vista home premium, windows ME, windows 98SE, windows 95, windows 3.1 and dos 6.22 so id prefer to use one of them rather than purchasing one. Ofcourse i could just use a linux os but im pretty sure that none of them can handle VB6? It would also need to handle an open source FTP client (such as file-zilla) and an open source http client too. I would also like to know which is the simplest of these to use; preferably with a GUI as i cant be bothered messing with good-old dos crap; even though i have an extensive knowledge of batch.
Thanks ahead for your help; if you can help me.