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Hey guys im thinking about building a home server soon and I am not quite sure what to get for an OS.

The specs are as follows
I3-2100
Antec P180
Seagate Barracuda 320gb (os)
4x Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green
Asus P8H67-M LX
GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1333
Antec High Current Gamer 620W
8400gs (if necessary)
DVD Drive (nothing Special)
Asus GX-D1081 8 Port Gigabit Switch
Asus RT-N16 Gigabit Wireless N Router

The things I plan on using it for are streaming to my ps3 via ps3 media server, streaming to my 360 via whatever program is the best to use, Streaming to my ipod via Servetome, Streaming to a laptop and 2 desktops, Downloading torrent's remotely (webUI), and any other uses I can find to use it for.

So I really have no idea what to use for an OS for this server any help would be appreciated. Also what do you guys think of the build?
Edited by greg8west - 8/8/11 at 3:57am
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Are you looking for a Linux distro? If you are and aren't familiar with Linux there are some thorough Ubuntu guides about streaming to various platforms such as PS3. There is a program called Mediatomb that can be used to stream to a PS3 (I've never used it though as I don't own a PS3). Personally I simply use NFS to load my videos on my laptop of desktop from my HTPC.
 
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CentOS! Haha nah, i juss kidding. But personally, just a copy of XP would suffice. Its supported by microsoft, uses low resources, and is still the most common OS there is.

If linux distro: Use Ubuntu 11.04, probably the most user friendly and the easiest to set up.

Edit: If you plan on doing alot of these at the same time, i might recommend 4x 2TB hard drives in a Raid 0+1 format for a bit better speed, yet still mirrored to other drives.
Edited by Monocog007 - 8/7/11 at 8:46pm
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