I have an old Laptop at home that i wanted to setup as a server for my Home use. Linux was my choice for stability and learning reasons. What i at least wanted out of it was;
- Mercurical/Git repo
- FTP server accessible to outside world
- File sharing for within home networking
- Media streaming for any movies or music if i have downloaded any.
- Central data storage.
What i do not have any idea was to how to set up ftp or media sharing.
I majorly have Windows PC at home and a Macbook(MacOSX)
Got confused which distro should i use and should i simply create an FTP server or samba will be the better choice ?
Linux is the preferable choice since its free. Please advise.