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Discussion in 'Networking' started by championz, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. championz

    championz Thread Starter

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    hi and thanks for looking,

    i have computer not too old, which i want to set up as a server at home to connect it to my home network and share files off it and to have dvd drives which i can access over the network, with my 4 laptops, how do i do this? i have been told to use linux by my freind so??
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    First off, you can't write remotely using standard networking to DVD drives. If you're strictly talking about reading, that's not a problem.

    XP-Pro would work fine for this application, there's really no need to use Linux for something this simple.
     
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