What distribution to use to set up server/NAS
My parents company has downsized somewhat over the last year - there are now only about 5 users. They are currently using their old Windows SBS which is far more than they need and is running out of space and speed.
So the idea is to replace it with a smaller server - I have an HP Proliant microserver and was wondering what would be best to install?
They do not need the server to have any sort of user authentication or email support. It would pretty much just be used for sharing files and perhaps as a print server if the printers can't be plugged directly into the router.
They would need to have remote access to the files, be it via some sort of web interface or via a VPN into the server. The client machines will all be running Windows 7 or XP.
I was also thinking of setting up CrashPlan on it so their laptops can be backed up onto it.
I was initially thinking of just using Ubuntu and setting up some Samba shares, but would something like FreeNAS be better for this?