I am going to start a web server with xampp
I want to use linux as it is free.
I have NO experience at all with linux.
I need to install linux with xampp and connect it to my network (the rest of the network is a bunch of windows boxes) I need the server to use a static ip of 192.168.254.80 and I must have ftp access via my windows box in order to upload to the server. I must be to the point where I can just turn the linux box on and begin uploading As once installed I will have no monitor or keyboard connected to the machine.