Need help making file server
Alright, I have a 700mhz PIII with 128MB ram sitting here and i want to turn it into a file storage server for my small 4 computer at-home network. Heres what I need:
* It needs to be an OS or server software that can run on a 700mhz 128MB ram computer and give access to computers on my network which run on Windows and Linux
* I want it to be secure so that it can authenticate that I am accessing the server and not one of my friends who may be at my house using one of my computers on a guest account.
* I also need it to handle RAID 1. Do you guys suggest i use software or hardware to handle this, and which product?
* Also, i need the server to be simple and easy to access, meaning, for example, if I right click on on a program and click Save Target As, i should be able to download it directly to my server; otherwise, I will start getting lazy and start saving stuff to my local computers hard drive. I dont want to have to download it to my local machine, then manually connect to my FTP later and upload it. I need something thats as easy as saving a file to a Folder directory. I want it to be secure, but i dont want to have to type in a username and password everytime I want to read or write something to my server.
Thanks for your help people