What flavor of Linux should I use.
Posted on 2005-05-05
I haven't used unix/linux since college (5 years ago). I run a network between 3 buildings that are connected by T1's. The buildings are anywhere from 40 - 50 miles apart. We currently have a Windows 2003 server with about 40 users. I want to put a linux box at the two sites that do not have the 2003 server to serve up dhcp, dns, file server services (is that Samba?). Eventually, in the next 3 years or so, I would like to get rid of M$ completely.
What flavor of linux should I be looking at? If it's easier, which flavors should I not be looking at. What UI is the "best" or should I just do this all from the command line?