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I am starting a home server with hopefully Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 (downloading speeds are slow here)
I want to use the PC as a File Server, DHCP Server and Gateway.
I need to have the file server side of things capable of enabling people in the house to have their own folders with access control to allow only them (username and password) in. As well as have a public folder for sharing files between machines and for application and media storage.
All three services need to be compatible with Windows and Linux PCs.
Not sure about ubuntu, you may find that it's available from the existing ubuntu repositories (apt-get??) and you'd generally keep webmin as an administrative back-end rather than let users loose on it.