A replacement for Novell ?
I need to replace an old Novell network in our office. The Novell upgrade is too expensive, Windows NT/2003 has other certain drawbacks. With what little I know about Linux I understand it can be superb network server software. My network technitian is trying to encourage me to Windows 2003, but alas he doesn't have to pay the bills.
Is Linux a good alternative to Novell, or am I misunderstanding what Linux is? Also, looking into this site and others I see many different distributions of Linux. If Linux is a good alternative, how do I go about determining which of all of the distributions available would be best?