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I am interested in performing mild game hosting on a relatively solid 2.4 GHZ 2GB of ram laptop machine, and was wondering which OS options would be most appropriate for it.

I do not mind learning linux or installing other relatively unfamiliar systems in it at all, if anything, I would be happy to.
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Is it for hosting a specific game or any and future games?
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Is it for hosting a specific game or any and future games?
Source games to be specific. Gmod and TF2 to be very specific.
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When I was working in a lan center we ran our servers on win 7 pro. That was for WoW (you will never need to do this) COD4, and COD waw. Nothing special if its just a game server.
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Don't forget to make sure you're using a 1000hz kernel if you want to go the Linux route.
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When I was working in a lan center we ran our servers on win 7 pro. That was for WoW (you will never need to do this) COD4, and COD waw. Nothing special if its just a game server.
Well, I am somewhat interested in digging out an OS which would use up the least possible amount of resources. And while I absolutely love W7, there are probably better options for resource availability.
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post #7 of 25
read this
and this is also good

both recommend a good windows os, so do i. if it were me, i would use the free server edition of windows server 2008

i cant seem to find the local server i used for my LAN party i had. it was very nice, just had to tell it what games i wanted to play and it would set it up for that game. i could even run several rooms off of one PC. it had a nice HTML setup that let me customize everything from how computers were connected and such. just cant remember it.

good luck
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read this
and this is also good

both recommend a good windows os, so do i. if it were me, i would use the free server edition of windows server 2008

i cant seem to find the local server i used for my LAN party i had. it was very nice, just had to tell it what games i wanted to play and it would set it up for that game. i could even run several rooms off of one PC. it had a nice HTML setup that let me customize everything from how computers were connected and such. just cant remember it.

good luck
Thank you, I will definitely try it.
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post #9 of 25
FreeBSD.
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also what you should search for is "gaming server software" i believe.

my internet can barely load this forum, and also is having an extremely hard time with google because it is a usb modem, and right now is prime cell phone internet hours. so i cannot search very well for you
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