moving from xp peer to peer to linux server
Hi all i'm working on a small project which involves an xp peer to peer
My problem is that its hit the ten user limit machine when accessing data on the main machine and it looks like its time to start using client server technology.I would opt for windows 2003 rc2 and exchange server etc but the cost involved(i can't get educational prices for this project) makes it a little prohibitive.
so i wondered whether i could go down the linux route?and if so what would be the best distro to use (there seems to be so many now).
Ideally i want to be able to have more than ten people accessing one
central location which will host data etc.I also want to be able to have
an email server which will deliver internal email and give external access ala OWA.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
i'm a linux server noob and so ideally it will need to be gui driven.
I searched the forums and googled for info specific to this and whilst there is lots of seperate info nothing that quite hits in on the head.
Thanks as always in advance