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Home server

By tsec05 ·
How to make a home server for media streaming and file sharing ?

What about Windows home server or Amahi ?

I am opting for Linux since is free and much more stable but I don't know how to set it up.

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If your just aiming for a file center

by Slayer_ In reply to Home server

I suggest any OS from Windows 95+ or NT3+.

Put it on a network, share the folders. Access shares from other machines, your done.

Want them to appear as a drive? Map a drive letter to the shares.

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Your call.....

by robo_dev In reply to Home server

Windows will be easy to implement, but more costly.

Linux will force you to learn to use Linux.

I have a love-hate relationship with Linux. It tends to be fast and stable, and has some very powerful capabilities. BUT, sometimes doing simple tasks can become major learning exercises.

For example, installing a compressed app:

Windows: Double click to unzip, click on 'Setup.exe', done.

Linux install procedure can vary widely....depending on what distro you're using, and whether if you're using RPM, YUM, debian apt-get, for binaries.

But if it's uncompiled you get to do stuff like:

mkdir /home/username/src/
cd /home/username/src/
tar tar -zxvf <filename>
./configure
make
su
make install

then, my experience is that the make fails with some dependency error like "Error: No Package Matching glibc.i686"... that takes me til 2AM to figure out.....

Amahi looks pretty neat. I may load that up on a box to check it out.

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FreeNAS

by TonytheTiger In reply to Home server

http://www.freenas.org/


Daily Cup of Tech has a good series of articles

http://www.dailycupoftech.com/freenas-system-and-skill-requirements/

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