If you are looking for your first, all purpose file server, it’s easy to instinctively choose a server from HP, Dell or IBM with Microsoft Small Business Server or Windows 2000 server on it. There are several, appliances, such as Emerge Core’s IT in a Box, based on Linux that provide a host of solutions.
But you can get a regular PC and use Linux as the base for your server instead of an appliance.
However, Smallbusinesscomputing.com’s Drew Robb writes Many small businesses are turning to Linux as way to swim against the tide of rising software costs. Are you thinking about diving into Linux for your small business? From the outside, Linux can appear to be a deep ocean of strange jargon in unchartered waters. Who has the time to wade through all that to save a few clams? With Linux, it’s not a sink or swim proposition.
Linux is now a lot simpler than you may think. We can provide you with the easiest, simplest, no-problem process for installing Linux on a PC. After going through this simple installation process, you will have a basic machine that you can configure into any kind of server, workstation, or office desktop. Future articles in this My First Linux Server series will help you build productive, Linux-based servers and small office workstations. (full story)
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