Office wide linux network
I work for a small conpany with 10 employees. We make websites and run online marketing campaigns. The company is growing and so are the needs of the company. As part of my job I'm looking at restructuring the newtwork and making some big changes.
The biggest change I'd like to make is to the network. I'd like to bin the Microsoft Small business server and Microsoft Exchange server and replace with a Linux file and email server.
As a desktop user and Linux and a user of Linux, Apache, MySql and PHP for dev work I'm competent at using Linux for these things.
However I've never set up a network for an office that would act as a mail and file server and I wondered if any of the users here could give me any pointers / warn me of common pitfalls. I'd really like to push Linux into this company.
The network currently:
- 70 % windows XP and Vista users
- 20 % Mac Users
- 10 % Linux users
Im not bothered about domains or workgroups or suchlike I'd just like to run a network server that runs linux. All resources could be seen by all people by running a combination of Samba and an Intranet (served with LAMP)
Can anyone recommend and good resources for setting this up ? Any good books ? Anyone done this before ? Would it be easy for common resources like printers to be accessible to all users, regardless of platform ?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.