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Old 08-05-2004, 09:16 AM   #1
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Question Making a server

I have 3 computers on my home network and I'm looking to build a basic server to run my cable modem through and just load tons of firewall crap and all sorts of things on it. Do I really need a server OS? Or can I just use a basic operating system? Will it really make a difference if basically all I'm using it for is one big firewall. If I were to just put a normal OS on it how compatable is linux with Windows XP Pro? Is it easy to set up a home network between the two different OS?
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Windows XP Pro can do it; but in general terms Windows 2003 Server is so much more safe anyway. If you're loading loads of Firewall stuff onto it then Pro will probably do the job.
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Old 08-06-2004, 09:50 AM   #3
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use linux or a bsd.

its perfectly easy to set up a *nix/windows network, they all understand tcpip (even if one of them doesnt always behave as it should)
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Yeah; Linux is a little unruly But at least it still works on TCPIP, even if it doesn't conform to Microsoft's rules.
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ah i like 2k server best
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:bump:

I will have to agree your best bet for a server is linux and you can get it for free.
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Windows Server 2003 is great. Highly recommended by myself

Why the Bump so much now Airox?
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server 2003 all the way!!!!
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You shouldn't be admitting you took a Server 2003 all the way.
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huh?? I love server 2003!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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