Build It: Home Linux Server

by Volker Weber

It's been some time coming. Your home network, a hodge-podge of peer-to-peer machines is finally crying out for a nerve center where files live, and services are at the ready -- a machine that will dutifully keep it all going 24/7 with minimal fuss, and grow with you as your needs get more sophisticated. Linux continues to gain ground in the enterprise server space, with champions in IBM, Sun and HP. It has proven its mettle driving big iron, but is equally well-suited and versatile enough to power your home server.

For less than $1,200, you can build a very capable server with gobs of storage and enough processing horsepower to pull multiple duties serving up a printer queue, web pages, FTP, DHCP, and SAMBA, and more. And, if you've got some old parts to scavenge, and are working within a tight budget, you can still put together a solid server for under $600. So here's how to build out the heart and soul of your home network, the home server. Or, if you've got an old box you're looking to put out to pasture, it can be turned into a serviceable home server with a few spot upgrades.

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