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Hi all.

Need a new server.  Currently MacG3.  Only does file sharing, there are FoxPro tables on it, but no executables.  I could go for another Mac (I understand OSx supports Mac and Windoze sharing), or I Could go Linux (using Netatalk and Samba).  

WHat would you do?  I need to "make a splash" at this place, so any foul up will be perceived as failure.  What are the storng/weak points of each?

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Are you getting new HW too, or is this new installaion on old machines?

I just found a very likeable combination in a PowerBook G3 and YellowDog Linux. Way cool in my opinion. So, you could go for another MAC and still go Linux...

Regards
/RID
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Er... I really didn't think my comment here would end discussion, rather I hoped to get it going...

I should like to point out that installing YellowDog requires reading the compatibility list an all other pertinent documents. Once set up with updates etc, it seems much more stable and a lot quicker than anything Apple offers. (It IS Linux)

The samba server should provide what is needed for file sharing in an environment with windows boxes.

Cheers
/RID
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