> I'm trying to choose a distribution of Linux to install on a machine.
> I'm going to be using it to evaluate as a fileserver and I have no Linux
Can open. Worms everywhere.
I understand that the easiest-to-install Linux of the moment is Caldera
OpenLinux version 2.2, followed by the latest SuSE and Red Hat
offerings, with Debian a bit behind, and Slackware trailing rather
badly. RH and Debian are better than SuSE and Caldera for
customisability and configurability, and Debian is tops in terms of
"clean" installations and package management and ethically-pure Open
All of the above will work more-or-less equally well as a fileserver.
The package for serving files to Windows clients is "Samba", and Linux
can also act as a NFS and PCNFS server.
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