I'm looking for a blogging package that I can install on my own server to run my own blog without relying on MSN spaces or a hosted server somwehere. I like the look and templates for MSN spaces. I just want to do my own on my own server. And it should be free. I'd consider paying up to $20 for a blog package that was nice enough, but preferably free. So if anyone has any suggestions for a nice modern looking bloging package that can be installed and run on your own web server please let me know.
As far as the server goes, I have two options. I'd like to find one that can run on Linux (apache), in a shared hosting environment, using MySQL maybe running PHO or something. Or if I have to, I can setup this package at home on IIS and redirect some ports on my home network. So either way, please send me some suggestions for a good blogging package. I can provide a link to my current space on MSN if that will visualize the style I'm looking for.