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    Looking for a Network Operating System


    Im looking at setting up my own network and im looking at downloading an open source network operating system but are there a variety which i can use or just one, anyone point me in the right direction

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Yes, lots of folks are running networks under the Linux operating system, so you might want to give it a try. You can find some of the hundreds of different distributions now available here:

    DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.

    Best of luck with your new network.
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    Thanks ozar,

    whats a good one to use,

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    Check the polls on this page for the favorites as voted by our members:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...l-threads.html

    There's a poll there for favorite server, as well.
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    You are spoilt for choice if looking for an NOS. Linux is very popular and so are the BSDs especially FreeBSD. The most popular server distros for Linux are Red Hat Enterprise inux (and CentOS which is a free rebuild) and Debian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    You are spoilt for choice if looking for an NOS. Linux is very popular and so are the BSDs especially FreeBSD. The most popular server distros for Linux are Red Hat Enterprise inux (and CentOS which is a free rebuild) and Debian.

    So it can be done with linux, could linux mint not do it

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    it can be done with Linux Mint, but I would advise against doing this because Mint is more of a desktop oriented distro. If you are already familiar with Mint and want a server distro thats familiar to Mint, then try Ubuntu Server (Mint is essentially a spruced up Ubuntu Desktop edition) or Debian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    it can be done with Linux Mint, but I would advise against doing this because Mint is more of a desktop oriented distro. If you are already familiar with Mint and want a server distro thats familiar to Mint, then try Ubuntu Server (Mint is essentially a spruced up Ubuntu Desktop edition) or Debian.

    ok thanks, ill use ubuntu server

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