FreeNAS Pros and Cons
I'm downloading the FreeNAS iso right now so I can play with it on my VM.
I was wondering if anyone could tell me some pros and cons / likes or dislikes regarding this distro. I've never heard anything about it. From what I've read it sounds like something I'd like to try.
I've been using Debian for a while, but I want to try something new. I've got a server right now running Debian 6.05, and it is absolutely great. However I want to reconfigure the server and i figure what better time to try a new distro. I use this server as a learning tool while I am in school. It really helps me learn by trying different OSs here and there on the server it self. VMs only work so well in helping me learn.
I was hoping someone could suggest a few other good Linux flavors for me too look into other than FreeNAS.(I'm not too interested in Ubuntu or Fedora so any other suggestions would be great.)
To help with the suggestions here are some things I will be using this server for.
LDAP sever, DHCP server, file server. I'd like something that has really good LDAP tools, and great logging. Of course almost all distros will have features like this, some Linux distributions have more or les features and focus on specific things.
Such as Smoothwall. Smoothwall's logging is incredible if you haven't tried it out.
Last edited by fail_distraction; 10-12-2012 at 10:10 PM.