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gychang 03-14-2011 02:04 PM

Home server on netbook (N150)? which distro?
I have several PCs running w7 and linux. I have a netbook Samsung N150 which has a large HD (250G) and interested in running 24h homeserver mainly for media files.

Netbook will be hooked up to LAN and will be streaming wirelessly (have fast connection) thru out the house. Which of the recent distro will be ideal?



corp769 03-14-2011 02:54 PM

Honestly, I do not recommend setting up a server on a netbook, let-a-lone a laptop. You should definitely set a server up on a desktop that is not in much of use.

As far as distros to use, you can use almost any distro of your choice. I run my server on Fedora 11 currently, and it holds up very well.


gychang 03-15-2011 09:48 AM

Others have mentioned I should use "old" PC. I have one.

What do I need to do if I want to be able to access my files from outside of my home network in simplest way?



corp769 03-15-2011 01:16 PM

You can either purchase a domain name, or you can head over to and set up an account. Since I can tell you want this to be simple, go for the dyndns service.



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