I want to help my cousin with his business. He will have about 5 offices spread through out the US. In each office there will be about 4 pc's
I want to securely connect the offices, I was thinking of using VPN's. Since the offices are small, I thought that having a server in each office might be over kill. But having servers makes management much easier.
I'm going back and forth because windows licensing is ( in my experience ) a little pricey. I'm pretty comfortable with Linux, but it's intimidating to link several office with Linux, because if something goes wrong, I don't know if I'm THAT good with Linux. But then Linux would be much less expensive.
Also, linking the offices, I definitely don't want a Cisco thing, because talk about pricey, and I know next to nothing about Cisco.
So, anybody take care of something similar to this? If so, any suggestions from experience?