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Old 01-24-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
tommy2684
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Best Distro for Server


Hi,
I am currently running Suse 9.2 Live. I am having trobule setting up a network, but thats another story. My question is what would be the best distrobution of linux to use for a file server. It main purpose will be to share files, share a printer, http, ft, e-mail and VPN server. Also i would like the distro that is free......if im not mistaken, they all are.

Also, can some please post a link as to where i can download the recommended disto.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 02:23 PM   #2
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please read our review site for opinions on various distros. this question is asked EVERY day, and no one seems to take a few minutes to look at the other questions.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 02:31 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by acid_kewpie
please read our review site for opinions on various distros. this question is asked EVERY day, and no one seems to take a few minutes to look at the other questions.
[OT]
Heh - mate, you've been here for SO many years and
still haven't realised that we're just a slightly more efficient
AI tool than google ;) ... people type a slightly more verbose
query than they would on google and let us do the intelligent
filter thing ;) ... most people who come here don't want to
learn, they want a solution, and they want it NOW. :)
[/OT]

That said: Slackware has to be the best for all purposes ;)


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 01-24-2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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Or Debian.
 
  


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