Linux vs Windows 2003 Server - Whish is the fastest file server
My server at home just failed and I have had a replacement here waiting for this as I knew it was imminent.
My question is this: -
I have a 10 user license for Windows 2003 SBS but would like to consider a Linux Server as an alternative.
I mainly need to transfer pretty large files (800MB+) to and from the server.
What would be that fastest performer for 'File Serving' only - Linux or Windows 2003 Server. Also which would be faster NFS or Samba. Finally if I use Linux which FS would be quickest and best for this environment EXT2/3, XFS, ReiserFS etc..
I have 2 Mac OS X systems both running Leopard (10.5) OS, I also
have 4 PC's all running Vista & XP in Dual Boot setups.
I am unsure if NFS would perform better than Samba for the 2 Mac's, if I use Ubuntu for a server. I can use DiskShare for NFS on the PC's or Samba whichever is the fastest.
Apologies if I have posted in the wrong section, please let me know if I should post it elsewhere.
Any help or pointers would be most gratefully received.