I've got a 500 mhZ Compaq, 312 MB RAM, running W 98 SE. I want to train on database sw, preferably server based Unix/Linux versions. This means running a 2nd machine - UNLESS I can maintain my existing OS (or upg to W2000) and do this.
PC HW technician types have warned against this dual boot approach. Database type folks say "sure why not". I'm leaning toward believe the PC HW guys...
Any suggestions on how best to handle configuration for
1) a SIMPLE home network (shared printer, 2 machines max, cable modem to internet)
2) database on linux
3) MINIMUM new hw investment (i have a 75mHz PI that i'd love to put to use)