Best server with minimum requirments

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mikeal5703

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I'm not sure how to post outside of the operating systems so here i go,
I'm looking for the best server operating system that i can put on a USB to install with minimum requirements to run and has a lot of good features such as ftp, torrents, file sharing between windows & mac...etc...anything else that i can explore would be great thanks
 

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Well, that'd be Linux. Without question. I'm sitting here looking at an 8GB USB stick that contains OpenSUSE 11.4 (64 bit) which will boot any 64 bit PC-class computer (using intel or compatible 64 bit processor) and will do all the things you ask about and more. I use it to start dead computers so I can work on them.
 
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As said above, a Linux Live installation on a USB stick would be ideal. All the apps that you want, plus you can run a minimal desktop manager to save on system resources. Easy to update, easy to use. I, too, run a USB drive with a Linux install to fix PC's (it's a multi-boot drive, with a Windows PE install as well for remote registry support and other cool stuff). I really don't think you could go wrong with a Linux OS on a USB drive in your case. I'm a huge Windows fanatic, but there are many cases where Linux is the best option: this is one of them.

Although, if you are already running Windows, you can look at PortableApps.com and get their suite. All the apps you'd want, but you already need a Windows install to start with.
 
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