Shane La Horie

Which server operating system is right for my needs?

16 Sep 2012
Windows 7 SP1
Firefox 15
16 Sep 2012 | Windows 7 SP1 | Firefox 15

I would like to know which is the best server OS for my needs. I would like to

  1. Setup a DHCP server.
  2. Setup a file server capable of automatic backups.
  3. Setup a media server.
  4. Setup a print server.

Recommendations can be either Linux servers or Windows servers. When giving your recommendations please say why you recommed the particular OS so that I can make a proper decision please.

Also please state if any of the Linux servers come in a live CD version so that I can test it before installation. Thanks!