||05-31-2011 08:40 AM
Finally had to take the plunge
So my small file server at my house had been running XP for the last 5 years. Simply put, it sets in a closet with no keyboard, mouse, monitor, and it was more hassle to have to carry it somewhere I could reinstall it then it was worth to me. It never got pushed, it just shared files, got logged into to run updates and then rebooted once a week. That's it, for 5 years.
However, this weekend Windows finally up and croaked. No hardware issues, just Windows being...well, Windows. So it's now running Debian Squeeze with ssh setup and Samba (a lot of people I know use windows and come over to get files from me). Set up the files shares in Samba identical to the old Windows server, so any of my friends who had this set up to access won't even see the difference.
First time ever setting up SSH or Samba. I really like tunneling X over SSH, that is awesome IMO. I set up PuTTY and Xminimerg or whatever it's called so I can even tunnel X onto a windows machine. Mostly just to take screenshots of things like dolphin on a Windows screen. :D