Linux Developers Server
I need to know what exactly is involved in running a development server?? I am going to use linux debian as the OS and the system has 8gb memory 500gb hard drive and an i5 CPU that clocks @ about 2.40GHz. I am new to linux but I need to run a developers server so that work can be done on it rather then on the production server. The production server has a splash page asking people for their login details to access the wi-fi provided and it has the ability to stream movies, games, newspapers, etc. when connected to it. The production server has Ubuntu 11.10 on it at the moment but that is going to be changed to Debian soon enough.
I really need to know what exactly is involved in setting up and running a development server with Debian on it. Such as, should I install the interface or use the CLI and how easy or difficult it will be to go about setting it up without really any linux experience.