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Alright, so what I am trying to accomplish, is a very small profile NAS/Server.

What I need it to have/do:
IRC
Have a GUI interface aswell as console interface. (GUI just incase)
Support for more then 1TB of data space (That shouldn't be an issue)
Minimal Web Browsing
Plenty of Configuration
Run a couple of network / security checks
Stream Audio, Video, Radio
TV

What I don't care if it can do
Play Audio, Video, etc
anything else.

I am wondering if I should just go for a NAS/Server or build my own. If I do build my own, I would be using a computer I already have. Which currently is running Mandriva 09 (I may get rid of that OS, depends on how Ubuntu likes the system).

But how should I configure it, what would it need? What am I going to be able to do?

Thanks for the help
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I'd recommend Ubuntu Server, you have have it set up LVM2 so you can easily manage the 1TB disk, and you can even encrypt it if you want to. It doesn't come with a GUI by default but you can do
Code:
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
and it will set everything up for XFCE. If you want to browse with a GUI there is firefox, or you can use the terminal and lynx/links2/w3m. VLC can stream almost any media. For security I'd go for the standard Clamav/Snort combo. IRC servers I've never dealt with but this thread may help.
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CentOS.

Its basically a free verson of RHEL. (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
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