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    We need to be able to offer a free alternative to our customers for a Linux Server, which is the best (free) distro for file sharing etc for Windows clients??

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    What are they planning on running through the server hardware wise?
    Why dont they buy a prebuilt server with MS server installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer
    What are they planning on running through the server hardware wise?
    Why dont they buy a prebuilt server with MS server installed?
    Hi Archer,

    We will be running it on allsorts of hardware, we already offer the M$ range of products but some customers require us to offer alternatives?!?! Customers ehh, always wanted more!!
    It's not big and it's not clever!!

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    I hear ya DAVE. LINUX. I agree we need to come up with a good txfr prgm and move em ALL !

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    Quote Originally Posted by D@ve
    We need to be able to offer a free alternative to our customers for a Linux Server, which is the best (free) distro for file sharing etc for Windows clients??

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    SME server. www.contribs.org

    it can even easily emulate an NT domain if you want. internal email server, web server, samba file server, print server, DHCP, gateway /firewall. all in a package that takes about 10 minutes to install and setup. very very very cool. with some added contribs (custom rpm packages) you can do cool stuff. this distro with some contribs added is going to be my disaster server at all my remote locations. the it will share half the DHCP superscope with the windows 2000 server and the 2000 server will replicate the shares to the sme server, when or if the 2000 server goes down, a simple batch file or program can remap all printers and shares to the linux machine.
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