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Old 10-24-2005, 02:39 PM   #1
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An easy to use distro with Samba, web, and ftp server


Hi everyone,
I am new to linux and am trying to set up a server at home. I need a distro that is easy to use as I know very little about linux. I want it to have a web and ftp server and samba so I can access the web and ftp root folders from Windows. I assume that is possible?

Any help is appreciated,
Thanks,
Chris
 
Old 10-24-2005, 02:57 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ I would suggest CentOS, Mandriva or SuSE for your needs.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 07:34 AM   #3
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I aggree with XavierP... those should all work well enough for you. The only one I tend to suggest against is Mandriva... as i have never had good luck with it... tried the past 4 releases too... I *want* to like it... it's definitely good looking... but quirks that I could never get smoothed out...

Anyways, CentOS is an EXACT clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux... the only difference is that they changed the words 'redhat' to 'CentOS' and the redhat logos to the CentOS logos... It works equally as well as redhat... Personally I prefer SUSE... I just like the way it looks, works, and performs. YaST is a great tool. With that said, I am currently dual-booting my laptop with FreeBSD 6 and CentOS 4.2. I run mainly FreeBSD... and love it.. However, unless you are 100% in charge of the deployment, you will generally be working with redhat in corporate environments. That is the ONLY reason I want to become more proficient with redhat systems.

Blah! I'm babbling and totally went off-topic.. My suggestions: Check out SUSE or CentOS... If you can get Mandriva to work right, that's awesome; but I never did.

Good Luck!
 
Old 10-25-2005, 12:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for your help everyone. I will try out CentOS and see how it works. I assume it comes with some sort of gui like KDE?


Thanks again for your help,
Chris
 
Old 10-25-2005, 01:41 PM   #5
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CentOS will default to Gnome, but you can choose KDE... redhat has always had more of an emphasis on gnome. But both are at your disposal.
 
  


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