I am the web developer for my company, which pretty much makes me the IT guy too. (Wasn't my decision). Anyway we have an existing network and at the heart of the network is our server running Windows Small Business Server 2003.
I need to add a development server to the network, but I don't want to mess up the network. I have an older Dell box that I was going to use as the development server. It doesn't need to be anything special, it just needs to have PHP and MySQL running on it and have the ability for multiple users to remote connect to it.
Since it is older I feel like I'd get better performance if i went with a Linux distro. Since I'm not really familiar with server OS's, which OS would you recommend? And is there anything I need to do so that the webserver doesn't interfere with what is running on the Windows server, e.g. Exchange?