Which OS is better for me?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    My boss has given me access to the Windows 2000 Server CD. Now is my chance to setup a real dedicated network in my home. I do have three 'puters and a Linksys router. I would like each 'puter to have a specific task. I will not bring it home until I am sure that I will use it.

    1st 'puter: FTPServer, network FileServer, internet connection through router

    2nd 'puter: WebServer, other minor tasks, internet connection through router

    3rd 'puter: Gaming, surfing, my personal files, internet connection through router

    Should I use the Server CD on each 'puter? or should I stick with the XPPro and XPHome that the 'puters came with?

    Thanks in advance..........

    Heeter
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    FTP and Network shares - FreeBSD with Pure-ftpd and Samba
    Web - FreeBSD with apache (php/mysql if needed)
    Gaming, surfing, so on, stick with what you have

    BTW I never recommend Windows for a server OS. Plus FreeBSD is free. V5.0 or 5.1 should be able to support most if not all of your hardware.
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    hehe, I will admit that I am a FreeBSD nutcase so I would choose it over windows for most server applications, I am trying to use it as a desktop system as well, but the hard drive I installed it on died :(
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Can FreeBSD be for me? Do I boot to it, just like windows, or does it use windows? Sorry, never heard of FreeBSD. Can I install a webserver on it? Can Windows fileshare/network with FreeBSD?
    Thank Geffy, Enyo, Now you guys got me really confused!!!

    Heeter
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    BSD is similar to Linux, so you could also try using Linux if you wish. I believe Linux distributions like RedHat and Mandrake are easier than BSD.
     
  6. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Enyo,

    I gotta say, you always answer my questions. Always. When you coming over to show me how FreeBSD works? Do you answer the bigger questions of life? LOL

    Thanks, Enyo. I am going to check it out.

    Heeter
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Drunk!!!!!! :p