Okay, this is just in the works right now, but I need some direction.
I want a server so that I can get all of my computers on the same page. I'd like to be able to stream to any computer in the house. There are 3 computers (not counting the server. 2 will eventually be on W7, the other is XP. I hope networking is a lot easier with W7, because in Vista I find it to be a b****. I'm not ENTIRELY sure what a print server is (like, does the printer have to be connected to the server?), but it'd be nice if the two printers in the house could be shared (could print to either from any computer)...
I'd like to be able to download on the server and use it as file storage as well. I'm debating which parts to use (that I have lying around), but I'm pretty sure I know what I'll be using.
What O/S should I go with? I've got a bunch of linux distros lying around I can use, or I can always get something else.
Give some direction, please!
EDIT: Here's a little map. Desktop 1 and Printer 1 are physically wired. Same for desk. 2 and print. 2. But I'd like them to be able to share one another's printer...if that's possible. But, with that said, my main concern is just being able to stream to anywhere in the house.