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I'm a n00bie to the Nix world and really like it (A LOT) so far. I want to buld a file server on a spare machine I have and want ...
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    I'm a n00bie to the Nix world and really like it (A LOT) so far. I want to buld a file server on a spare machine I have and want to connect via WiFi from a desktop and laptop. Any pointers before I tackle this?

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    Take a look at freeNAS FreeNAS: The Free NAS Server - Home it's a cool project for file sharing. Also check out the the SAMBA project Samba - opening windows to a wider world

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    Samba can be a bit daunting at first (in my opinion, anyway), so you could opt for running an FTP server on your machine - vsftp is easy to configure

    Before you buy a WiFi card, make sure it's supported on Linux too. As far as I know, support is generally very good (I've never had any problems), but it's best to be safe.

    Distro-wise, just choose Fedora or Ubuntu if you're a newbie

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