[SOLVED] Simple Home Server
I was thinking of making a file server out of an older computer that I'm
no longer using. The specs are: a 1.2 Ghz computer, 256MB of RAM, a
6.4 Gig hard drive, a Promise SATA controller, and (2) 500 Gig HD's in
a RAID 1 configuration. I won't be running anything directly from it
(streaming media, etc.), I'll just be using it as a simple file server
on my network. I plan on setting it up so that anybody can store or access
files on it, so I won't really need any security for it.
In the past, I've gone with one of the Microsoft OS's, but that seems like
overkill for what I need. I was wondering which Linux OS would be good to
use for this. I've been looking at FreeNAS, NASLite, and Openfiler. All
three seem fairly light and seem to be used for this purpose.
Between them, is there much of a difference in speed and stability?
Are they all fairly easy to set up and run?
For my purposes, which one seems best?