Linux + Network File Server
I'm new to Linux (but not computers) and I'm running a CentOS Linux server to mess around on and I'm having a good time learning. I've come to the point in time when I am ready to format the computer and start over from scratch. I have one objective for right now, which is also my question so...
I would like to setup a network file server using Linux and I want to know if you guys could recommend me a superb guide(s) on doing so. It needs to be able to share to Linux and Windows clients. I am looking for a Distro, as well as a file sharing service.
I can handle installing the OS for the most part, but when it comes to using the console and such, I lack the mad skillz.
Now before you guys jump on the newbie with "SEARCH!", I'd like to share that I actually have. The only problem is that there seems to be a lot of guides on different distros with different file sharing programs. It seems like Samba is the most popular for sharing, but I'd like to hear other opinions as well.
So if you guys can recommend something, I would be very grateful.