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    Basically im sick and tired of widows at work - and since im the IT manager its time to fix the problem

    I have been running linux @ home now for a number of months with n hassel and have got samba and webmin all going.

    I want to create a linux File Server and Email Server (Same box) This is what i have

    p3 550
    Ram 256 SDRAM (but going to max out to 1gig)
    1x 20gig HD (Operating system and Email)
    2 x 36gig 10000rpm SCSI (Raid 0)
    netwrok and all the other junk

    Is this enough to serve as a decent file server??

    Going to be about 14 users at same time (Thats why windows does not do the job)

    Or am i conpletely wrong and there is not enough in the harware to run the file server

    Any suggestions would be helpful thanks

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    I can't see how that could _not_ be enough hardware. How busy is this system if it can't handle 14 users? A 550 MHz CPU with 256 MB RAM should be able to handle a lot more than just 14 users, as I see it. Are you sure that it isn't just a network congestion? In any other case, Windows _really_ sucks. Not that that would be any news, but this would be an entirely new definition of sucking.

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    thanks for the help

    Yes i have thought it could have been network congection - so i started pricing gigabit network switches and network cards.

    Will putting another network card in the computer and running dual 100mbs have any effect at all???

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    Hard to say in advance without proper diagnosics... Try it and see.

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