Originally Posted by Neodude112320
Well the server is done now,it's running XP Pro Sp3. I May try ubuntu later down the track.
I'm running a similar thing on Ubuntu at the moment (Atom-based rather than VIA) and it does a lot of stuff. SSH, downloads, printers, torrents (Transmission + web interface), apt-mirror (a local Ubuntu (or Debian, if you use that instead) repository in your home), Apache2 web server with PHP and MySQL, Sobby (collaborative programming tool) and will shortly also be a file server using NFS and an Irssi proxy.
If you do try Linux on it, there's a lot of extra stuff you can do and if you want any help setting any of the things I've mentioned up, if you would use them, shoot me a PM