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optimizing my VPS proxy for windows browsing

Hi, can you share a few suggestions to configure a decent web proxy running linux? I am frequently in China and other places with filtered internet access, so I'd like to connect to my linux server via putty, and browse the web freely.

I have ordered a linux VPS that runs CentOS. the VPS has 128MB of memory only. its sole purpose is to be used as a proxy for my personal use.

Is there anything I can do on the server side that will make the VPS perform better? I had heard that squid was the best linux proxy, is this true? Is there a basic "howto" for people without linux experience? should I change the O/S to Ubuntu or is CentOS ok for my purposes?

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thanks stpmt11, as I am not familiar with linux, are there any guides you could point me to for setting up either apache or squid to act as a proxy?

thank you