Home Server for sharing files to local network

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  1. ocoiwbh

    ocoiwbh New Member

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    Pardon my newbness here...

    I have never used Linux before, however, I have inherited an Apple G5 PowerPC and I would like to turn it into a home server of sorts using Linux.


    I am trying to decide my best option between Debian, Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server. I am comfortable with command line interfaces, however do not know any Linux commands as of yet.

    I am after something secure, stable, easily backed up, and able to share / stream PDF's, Pictures, and Video Files with PC, Mac, and iPhone.

    Most likely I will be remote controlling this "server" from my mac rather than operating it locally if that makes a difference.

    Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks for your help!
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    glenn4uk New Member

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  3. ocoiwbh

    ocoiwbh New Member

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    Thank you! I will definitely check out that site. Seems like a lot of "closed doors" when trying to find anything to work with an old PowerMac unfortunately!

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