So I have never used Linux very much, I've played around with it a couple times but never stuck with it. I am in the process of putting together an HTPC/file server and realized that despite having "New Raid 5 Volume..." as one of the options when you right click on a drive in disk manager Windows 7 apparently doesn't support software raid 5. Hence, I have decided to go with Linux. The parts I am using for the build are in my "HTPC/file server" rig. I will be using the computer for an HTPC as well as a file server. I will be putting the OS on an SSD, I ordered a 30GB from newegg a couple of days ago but it still hasn't authorized and shipped so if you think I should look at a bigger one let me know. I also have 4 1.5TB drives which I want to run in software raid 5 for storing everything. I would like to use a distro that will get me pretty familiar with Linux and will suite my needs. I am sure there are many distros that will fit this description so please let me know what you think would be a good Linux distro to use and why.
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4/7/12 at 9:10am