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Hmm, never knew 64 bit was also called AMD64, learn something new every day. Thanks bud.

yup, beat intel to it (or at least an x86 compatible version)
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If this is just a temporary test lab, then it doesn't make a blind bit of difference what you choose to run. However if you're looking to build a more permanent file server then I'd suggest running FreeBSD and run ZFS on your disks (FreeBSD has a little steeper learning curve, but it's a real nice OS, well documented, rock solid and quite intuitive once you've got your head around the basics). If you're after a less hands on OS (ie, you want an "out of the box" solution) then FreeNAS is a file server "distro" of FreeBSD.

However, and as I'd already said, if this is just a test server to mess about with, then it really doesn't matter what you choose. But the aforementioned Debian suggestion is a great place to start.
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If this is just a temporary test lab, then it doesn't make a blind bit of difference what you choose to run. However if you're looking to build a more permanent file server then I'd suggest running FreeBSD and run ZFS on your disks (FreeBSD has a little steeper learning curve, but it's a real nice OS, well documented, rock solid and quite intuitive once you've got your head around the basics). If you're after a less hands on OS (ie, you want an "out of the box" solution) then FreeNAS is a file server "distro" of FreeBSD.

However, and as I'd already said, if this is just a test server to mess about with, then it really doesn't matter what you choose. But the aforementioned Debian suggestion is a great place to start.

+1 to this.

BSD powers my SAN and Firewall and it's amazingly good in terms of functionality and stability
    
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