I am putting together a bid which will include a comparison of using Windows 2003 Server as a primary domain controller, versus some distro (thinking Slackware or Debian) running Samba. My understanding is: if I sacrifice X and all the other bells and whistles that create overhead, I could not only save the client on licensing by using linux, but could also save them money by building a more practical smaller server.
- Are my assumptions correct?
- Should I use a different distro (keep in mind I want the pdc stripped down)
- With 20 workstations, what type of hardware (SCSI Controller? RAM? RAID?) would be appropriate for the pdc?
- Are there any resources on the web that may help 'clear up the fog'?
thanks in advance!!!