What would be the best Linux choice for setting up a simple server (that will be religiously backed up), to securely share files in a non-domain windowz office? Assume will be using a (very new/robust) PC and do a bare metal installation of the distribution. Ubuntu? Is Mint, OK (for a winuser like me.)
Please be kind, only dabbled in Linux but like what I see for no virus, no MS-updates constant pestering and low OS overhead.
Side note; one of the files shared could be an access db back end (tables.)