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windows server 2003 standard or slackware linux as server

Dark Atheist

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sorry if this is in the wrong place but as per the tile which would people go for, i have enough knowledge to set up both, im just not sure as to which one to use
 

j79zlr

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Server for what? File storage, email, webserver, etc.

My answer is going to be linux unless you want/need active directory and/or exchange.
 

Dark Atheist

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web - to host my film collection using vcddb, and ftp/storage -all for home use, yes i was leaning towards linux myself.

as to frebsd - im not that grat with linux, so i think freebsd isnt an option - plus i have no cdrs atm to test it out, why dont they release a dvd - got plenty of those ;)
 
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i thought i had freebsd 5.2 floating about here somewhere but i dont - and im fresh out of cdrs (rarely use them now) so cant test it
 

madmatt

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I second FreeBSD, especially for web hosting. If you have a lot of money lying around then go with Server 2003.
 
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Really. I just switched my servers back to FreeBSD after a year running various linux distros (had to get up to speed with them and learn various software interactions for work). I also have a 2003 server for "other things" but I can pay for that monthly.
 
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90% of them are identical to linux. After all, Linux is an attempt at a unix like OS. FreeBSD being full on Unix is much more resilliant and capable though. Additionally with everything being in a set place you'll know where to find configuration files.

I truly believe it is the easier non-windows OS to spring form while also being the more powerful and able of them.
 

Dark Atheist

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well i need to wait till a friend brings over some blank cdrs for me ( im not buying a pack of 25 just for a few cdrs i need ) and maybe i will give it a go, see how i feel with it, on a diff note can it be used as a desktop os too, or is it more suited to server role ?
 

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the more i read it comes down to two OS's slackware and freebsd, and quite a few are using both, now i dont kow wether to use freebsd for server and my laptop, or use slackware.........sigh - on a plus side all the reviews i have been reading praised freebsd but go on about a drive geometry bug, can someone fill me in on that? what excatly does it not see right ?
 
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just alot of the reviews and various other webpages/forums kept refering to that partitular bug, is there a way to get the bootonly iso onto a usb key so you can install it from there ?
 
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I've only had a drive geometry problem with FreeBSD when using one of those NetCell RAID card things which only failed because it returns spurious geometry information
 

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