What OS for my server

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by canadian_divx, May 24, 2004.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    now that all hardware is set up i am thinking about the proper OS. i was working with gentoo but it keeps dieing. i am trying Fedora now. but does anyone else have any ideas, and please no windows there network traffic controle is way to slow for a good server os on 100mb. i am looking towards linux or unix or some others.

    anyone have any ideas
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Why not FreeBSD?
     
  3. Glaanieboy

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    Seconded :yes:
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Third for FreeBSD :)
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Is there a tutorial/guide on how to set up a (home) server?
    I've seen Win2k3 load up, and it presents you with various setup options at the beginning. And would like to read in more details about the various types of server it offers for the system.
     
  6. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    hmmm i never thought about that, now the other question would be would free bsd have the driver support for my sil image ide cards??? and also is there a graphical installer, i dont want to do command line anymore
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Hmm, you don't want windows or a command line, you're at a loss then. I don't see why a graphical installer is easier than a Ncurses based installer, same thing, just not as pretty.

    As far as Si IDE cards, I have a SiI680 and it is picked up automatically.
     
  8. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    hmm ok
    then i guess i will hvae to donwload free BSD anyone know any extreamly fast servers???
     
  9. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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  10. ignipotentis

    ignipotentis OSNN Addict

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    He's only out of luck if he wants to run his brand spankin' new OS on the hardware he has just finished setting up. He could have gone w/ OS-X Server from the beginning :)
     
  11. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    or he didn't feel like spending $3000 for a computer.
     
  12. ignipotentis

    ignipotentis OSNN Addict

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    what do you want? aqua GPL'd? yeah, so do I. You listening Jobs?
     
  13. vern

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    Another vote for FreeBSD unless you have a relatively weird hardware configuration ... then Linux might be your best bet.
     
  14. Just a small sideline thing, if you want Linux but dont want all the command line stuff etc. Just use Webmin - you can do pretty much everything using it, install packages, control all the services etc etc.
    And before anyone goes off over it, yes I do know its a small security hole ;)
     
  15. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    yep I heartily recommend FreeBSD
    If you have new type hardware then get the 5.2.1 version, but if the parts are fairly oldish, then you can probably use the production version of 4.9, though so far for me 5.x has been solid as a rock for server usage.

    Handbook - Installing FreeBSD
    Then once you have done that you might want to look at Configuring and compiling a custom kernel and compiling and installing various ports

    btw in your installation proceedure if you have about a 4GB harddrive or greater then I would definitely install the ports tree and the kernel sources, though if you forget to do this then you can always use the "cvsup" program to get them after you have installed FreeBSD