I’ve had OpenSUSE 10.2 running extremely well on my laptop for a month or two now and I’m extremely pleased with it.
At a local charity organisation where I help at there are 4 computers, with 2 running Windows XP, 1 running Windows 2000, and 1 running Windows 98. Currently they’re seperate from each other so files on one computer aren’t accessible from another. I’ve fixed together a low-spec but high storage computer which I would like to connect all the computers to and all files to be stored on it.
I know OpenSUSE can create home servers, but I’ve only found some complex guides through google which includes the installation of e-mail/web/database servers and many other things I don’t think I need.
All I’d like it to do is for this server to appear in My Network Places in Windows (or some other place) which the other computers can easily access and edit the files on it.
So does anyone know of any simple guides for setting up something like this? Or even anything I should read up on and learn about before attempting it?
Any advice, help, or links would be extremely useful to me. Thank you.
EDIT: In the title it says backup server, but on second thoughts, it wouldn’t actually be backup it would be a central place to store files.