I have an old computer that I would like to turn into a 24/7 Bit-Torrent + Usenet , Download/Upload Server Box. I would like a simple setup where I can upload Torrents or NZB's from my Windows machines to a shared folder on this linux box and it will auto download the files (and seed in the case of the Torrents). I will also be using this to stream media to my XBMC (Xbox Media Center) units around my house. So really all I need to do to stream the media is setup a SAMBA share or something similar so that my XBMCs can pull down the info via the LAN.
Here are the old computers specs:
CPU: p3 800Mhz
HD: Swapped out an old 20GB for a 200GB drive
So I need to know what linux distro to go with to set this up? I tried Ubuntu (7.10) but it seems to be having issues installing on this old of a machine. I was thinking of going with DSL (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
) but I am very new to linux so I don't know where to begin and the GUI isn't all that user friendly.