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Thread: Linux file-server?

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    Linux file-server?

    Hi.


    I'm THINKING about building a file-server for my mediaplayer PC.
    I thought that Linux would be good for this.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on a Linux distro, or is pretty much any distro OK for this kind of thing?

    Would need to run on cheap old hardware, such as a P3.
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    Umm....my pref would probably be a stripped down Slack 12, running with one of the lightweight window managers instead of KDE (or no GUI at all)...but just about any one would do.

    http://www.nick-andrew.net/Documents...g-server.shtml

    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2006/11...in-45-minutes/

    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8590
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    Thanks again, MJC!!!!


    Will check these links out...
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    I wonder if dyne:bolic would be of interest to you as a media-oriented distro?

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    I did look at Dyne at one point, but it was hard to drive, and the media applications seemed unstable. Perhaps it just did not like the taste of the hardware I was using at the time I tinkered with this distro...
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