I have roughly 175 gigs of files from research. File types include but are not limited to: .flv, mpeg4,
mp3,.pdf (this is the largest group), .doc, .odt,.
I would like to have a database or data-management system that would allow me to search the system for: title, subject, other information that can be put into the document properties, and could hopefully search the content of .pdf, .doc, .odt, and .txt files.
I don't want a separate machine at this time. I have seen some software for setting up a server-based database or an online database. For my purposes, I would like to start this in my current machine.
The challenges are: I'm a full time (and then some) student i.e. no money and very little time,
I have no knowledge of anything database related at all
, I will be setting this up on a windows xp home machine and moving it to Linux later. When I move it, I think?, I would like to put in on a home server on a home network, but it will not be going online. And I am not in a position to wait until I can build a better machine.
Any help you can provide would be appreciated, but I guess the first thing I need to know is the simplest software I can get to work on both windows and Linux.