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Linux as a home server

By naelcma ·
Can anyone point me in the direction of which linux distro to use as a home server primarily to use as a backup storage repository?

I have no experience in linux but I wish to use this instead of Windows Home Server (I have used this without any problems in a trial format).

Many thanks in advance.

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You can use any flavor of Linux you like, as they'll all work as servers

by ManiacMan In reply to Linux as a home server

My personal favorite is RedHat, but you can go with Mandrake, Ubuntu, Suse, FreeBSD, and many more than I can recall to name. They're usually free to download and you can burn the ISO images straight onto blank CD-R discs and run the install.

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Try Ubuntu

by adelacuesta In reply to Linux as a home server

<P>There are several Linux os' out there. I had loaded <A HREF="http://www.ubuntu.com/">Ubuntu</A> since you can boot from the cd without installing anything and 'feel' the os. You need to load/add networking features that you wanted. I haven't tried the others since I am very much satisfied with this one.</P><P>

If you select the server version, you need further reading since this one is only command line interface and not GUI.</P>

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