i'm after some advice for a software package which will run a cctv server programme that will run on linux- i know nothing about linux os but i am looking to change from windows due to the £140 i'm expected to pay to microsoft- every time i build a pc based cctv system.
it will be required to be able to run on a windows based lan and wan network as well.i am concerned with the operating system requiring a lot of plug-in patches to run the required hardware. can anyone recommend a list of components that are already supported by linux for a complete pc buildup? the system will consist of two hard drives, adsl modem ,512ddr memory,3 pci slots,tft monitor,dvd drive, floppy drive,anyone suggest a quality motherboard?, usb slots .sorry about the level of questions but i am really green with linux.
any help appreciated