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so i ordered a new server today and it should arrive tomorrow :w00t

dual pentium xeon 3.0GHz
1GB DDR Ram
2-120GB S-ATA HD's

and of course all the other basics.....it's basically just a file server. some applications will run off it, but very rarely. so anyways, this is an upgrade from a VERY old server...i was supposed to upgrade a few years ago, but never found a need to do it :hehe (we got this server back when Pentium II's were the fastest things around!) so now i have this ultra cool server that should be fully integrated into our company's network (25 machines) by next week. Now anyways, here's my question.......what OS should i use? right now we have Server 2000 and it's really not that bad for what we're doing here. i've been looking into redhat, but i dunno anything really about it. so what do you guys think?
 

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if you (or whomever the admin/resident guru is) have no prior experience with a unix-based (i know redhat is linux, but they're nearly the same..) system, i'd stay server 2000, even though i wish death to the bill gates conglomerate. :p
 

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did you order the parts and you're going to build it or did you purchase one from a large and reputable company?

I would strongly suggest staying away from Microsoft Windows 2003 Small Buisness Server.
Just buy your self a copy of windows server 2003 standard. it's easy to configure and well supported.
 

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ugh, the newer server OS requires i buy client licenses....which is really expensive. we don't have a big computer budget as funds are tight right now. i was doing some reading about the linux and it seems i can have both linux and windows and choose to use either when i boot up. i like my server 2k because it gets the job done and everyone in our lan can have access at the same time. i also like the idea of linux because....hey, it's really cheap compared to windows. we're not trying to build an ultra secure, fort knox type data system :hehe
 

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UltraMagneticAL said:
ugh, the newer server OS requires i buy client licenses....which is really expensive. we don't have a big computer budget as funds are tight right now. i was doing some reading about the linux and it seems i can have both linux and windows and choose to use either when i boot up. i like my server 2k because it gets the job done and everyone in our lan can have access at the same time. i also like the idea of linux because....hey, it's really cheap compared to windows. we're not trying to build an ultra secure, fort knox type data system :hehe
you'll say that right up until some hack nails your system and puts kiddie porn on your server and ftp's it out to the 'net. the FBI will be gentle i'm sure.
if you like your 2k os then stick with it. just install with 2k server onto the new server and your licenses with it. then when all is ready format your old server and you're kosher with MS. it's what i would do.
 
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