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Old 03-11-2006, 12:19 AM   #1
cmanns
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Whats best for my two computers


I want to make 2 easy servers, I have a dedicated in some datacenter that I am paying for but I have NO clue as how to make a server but I know how to use webmin, I would like a rather easy to set up OS I was thinking of FC4 or Centos 4.2 but I need YUM & RPM's to use and a farily nice OS to n00bs

System #1 (and yes I do build comps)
AMD a64 2800 @ 2.51GHZ
120GB sata 150 wd harddrive
40GB ata 100 wd hardrive
80GB ata 133 samsung drive
512MB DDR by OCZ
Linksys somthing that is Windows x86_64 compat, it is usin generic broadcom drivers so mabye linux will work IDK but I only have a crossover cable if my wireless dosent work so I need tat too

I waas thinkin of tryin out 64BIT? on that one....
 
Old 03-11-2006, 12:58 AM   #2
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CentOS would work just fine for that, being a server-intended distro. Another distro you might want to look at would be SUSE. It's quite newcomer-friendly and if you really like graphical interfaces for setting up services such as web/ftp/nfs and so forth, YaST has a great front end to all of those and more. As for webmin, you can install that on either SUSE or CentOS just fine through RPMs.

I've used both CentOS and SUSE on my 64-bit machine and I like each one equally. They each have their strengths and weaknesses. Just try them out and see which one serves your needs best.

Hope that helps!

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Old 03-11-2006, 01:00 AM   #3
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I like CentOS on servers as it's more stable than Fedora (and has a longer support life). There's an x86_64 version and package management is yum and RPMs.

I wouldsn't suggest using wireless on a server -- particularly not when you have a datacenter which assumedly has nice fast wired networking internally.
 
Old 03-11-2006, 01:15 AM   #4
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I like CentOS on servers as it's more stable than Fedora (and has a longer support life). There's an x86_64 version and package management is yum and RPMs.

I wouldsn't suggest using wireless on a server -- particularly not when you have a datacenter which assumedly has nice fast wired networking internally.

This is a home test server, once my site CSForums gets bigger or in a year I'm planning on a Opty dual SCSI raid 0,1 system so I want to learn servers
 
  


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