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I want a file server!

CorakCorak Registered User
So I have an old PC lying around that I've heaped together from parts. I'm even pretty sure that those parts are all compatible. I want to use this sucker as a file server in my home. I want it to sit on my network, accessible by either my PC or my wife's laptop to dump files, movies, images... that's all I need it to do.

It doesn't have an OS, so Linux is the route to take. Should I just install Ubuntu? Ubuntu Server Edition (what's that?). Will I be able to set this thing up and then no longer need a keyboard/monitor/etc for it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I live!
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  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Surreal. Immersive. Earth.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
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  • bigwahbigwah Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Zilla360 wrote: »

    FreeNAS is pretty simple to setup. I had it running until i realized I wanted more than just a file server.

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