New OS!

29 12 2009

So after a good long while on Ubuntu Server, and after a very long and healthy learning experience, we have decided it is time to give our system an UPGRADE! Some of you probably thought you would never see another post on this blog again, but the truth is, I just haven’t done much with the server since I wrote that Cron Job. I had it set up in a way which was usable, but not very functional. It was handy for uploading/downloading all sorts of media and I was even running a forum for the family on it, but it was lacking. Basic features allowing any computer to automatically back up to the server and useful web applications such as document storage systems were missing.

This week I am undertaking the process of switching to Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition, or NOWSSBE for short. You can read more about it here, but it basically adds a business element to the server which we were missing with Ubuntu. Now, I know that I could have this same set up with Ubuntu, including the Samba NFS and everything, but I felt like learning a new system and starting completely anew. NOWSSBE seems like a useful system to learn, and I’m pretty excited to get into it. I have all the files downloaded now and will be installing either tonight or tomorrow. More posts to come!

Note: Opinions on NOWSSBE would be appreciated.