1. Post #1
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    KrAzY_nikomo's Avatar
    October 2006
    1,484 Posts
    What I'll be using it for:
    Storing Fraps videos
    IRC chat through SSH connection from school to home.
    Anything fancy one can imagine to do with it


    Hardware:
    E4500
    1GB RAM
    (8400GS, but a server doesn't need that.)

    Suggestions?
    It'd be nice to have it so the box itself has no GUI if I were to hook a monitor up to it, but I'd like to be able to start a GNOME/KDE/XFCE/whatever session through SSH so I could use the server from my desktop PC.
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  2. Post #2
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    Oscar Lima Echo's Avatar
    December 2006
    3,134 Posts
    Now, I don't have much experience with linux, but my friend is using Linux mint on an old desk computer as file sharing between 360, ps3 and macbook, I suppose it could do IRC chat too.

  3. Post #3
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    AesoSpadez's Avatar
    May 2005
    335 Posts
    Linux Mint is kind of overkill for the tasks he wants. If you're familiar with linux and all of the dependencies you'll need for the things you want to do, I'd go for Gentoo. Building from the ground up is exactly what you'd want to do, it seems.

  4. Post #4
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    CentOS or Debian. Take your pick, they're both extremely popular for servers. I personally prefer Debian for servers.

  5. Post #5
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    KrAzY_nikomo's Avatar
    October 2006
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    Going Debian.
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  6. Post #6
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    cryticfarm's Avatar
    January 2008
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    Yes debian is very stable.
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    August 2009
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    I would recomend CentOS myself, update your your repos and your good to go and its pleanty stable enough. i have had centos on a dedicated of my own for 3 years now without a re-install.

  8. Post #8
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    Dennab
    July 2008
    17,590 Posts
    I've had Debian on one of my servers for a year without a reboot, shit still flies.

  9. Post #9
    anikilol's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Debian for servers
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    mastersrp's Avatar
    October 2005
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    Debian or Gentoo are the obvious choices i see.
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    KrAzY_nikomo's Avatar
    October 2006
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    Fileserver part done, now I just need useless shit to put on it.

  12. Post #12
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    Van-man's Avatar
    August 2009
    15,159 Posts
    now I just need useless shit to put on it.
    Porn


    Wait that's not useless.
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  13. Post #13
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    June 2006
    5,091 Posts
    Debian all the way. Runs just about all of my boxes.
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    cryticfarm's Avatar
    January 2008
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    Why would you gentoo a server over debian? Gentoo is rolling release so it's less stable.

  15. Post #15
    Dennab
    August 2009
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    Debian or Gentoo are the obvious choices i see.
    Have this disagree. Gentoo is horrible for servers.
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Slackware is a pretty good server distro from what I hear.

  17. Post #17
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    August 2007
    7,221 Posts
    Even though you've already decided, put a thought in to FreeNAS: http://www.freenas.org/ - I use it for my NAS, it supports so many standards it's untrue (and it has a web UI)

  18. Post #18
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    January 2008
    266 Posts
    I've had Debian on one of my servers for a year without a reboot, shit still flies.
    Pretty impressive. I've had to take mine down briefly to swap HDDs, PSUs and a stick of memory that went bad over the last year or so. The UPS died during a storm, which is what killed the PSU and a stick of memory. The HDD was just old. No fault of Debian of course. I've tried Ubuntu Server (8.04, 8.10 & 9.04x64) and I really prefer straight Debian to it.

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    Georg's Avatar
    April 2005
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    Windows Server 2008
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    August 2009
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    Excuse me, but this is the Linux subforum.
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  21. Post #21
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    Georg's Avatar
    April 2005
    190 Posts
    Excuse me, but this is the Linux subforum.
    Thanks ! My fault.
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  22. Post #22
    trent_roolz alt's Avatar
    February 2009
    43 Posts
    Get Ubuntu server edition. No gui like you said, and it's for servers I guess. I don't really know much about servers but look into it. 'Cuz Ubuntu rocks.
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