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Old 01-21-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Which is a better OS for a file server ubuntu or freeNAS?
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Hi,

I guess the simple answer is they both are very good. It all matters on what you want to do with it. If all you want is a file server then you might be fine with FreeNAS but if you ever want to do something else with the box besides hold files then I would go with Ubuntu Server. Also do you know what type of hdd structure you want to have, i.e. RAID?
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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I agree with morri although I haven't tried freeNAS, I have heard good things about it. Right now I'm running Windows 7 Pro as my file server with Ubuntu as a client on my laptop.

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Old 04-05-2012, 04:04 AM   #4
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According to me, Ubuntu is a best for file server.
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Hi all,

why don't you consider windows OS for files server.

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Old 04-13-2012, 07:24 AM   #6
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Hi all,

why don't you consider windows OS for files server.

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Cuz it's not free...

BTW, this thread is really old.
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