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Striping XP what do i need to keep?

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For a home file server, basically all i need it to do is host files and control a printer.

The only programs i need it to run are:
  • UltraVNC so i can control it remotely if needed.
  • CPUID Hardware Monitor or similar
  • AVG Anitvirus
  • Diskkeeper or similar
post #2 of 6
if i were you i would get a linux distro specially made to turn any computer into a server and linux is a super small os
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post #3 of 6
and there are plenty of remote desktop programs built in , i think red hat linux is what my friend uses on his 4 tb server
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post #4 of 6
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i have no Linux experience though.... not that i don't want to learn though

any recomendations?

also was thinking xp since i have it on hand and it wont cost me anything...
post #5 of 6
i was actually looking into doing sumthing similar since all the programs that come with xp are next to useless you could just install xp and change the priorities of the proccesses so that the stuff you use has the highest priority , and also linux is completely free windows is just a monopoly that doesnt let you customize your computer without voiding the waranty anyway all you would have to do is hit ctrl alt del and go to processes and right click on the process you want to edit i hope i helped you should give me some rep if i helped lol
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post #6 of 6
An alt for UltraVNC would be LogMeIn http://www.logmein.com all you need is a web browser and you can access your computer from anywhere.
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