Which operating system for a home server? Tags: Homebuilt Components Servers Systems Last response: December 29, 2012 3:14 AM in Systems Share techblu December 28, 2012 1:15:42 AM I have a spare PC that has the following components: DG31PR mobo DDR2-800 4GB(max) core 2 duo 3.0 ghz 1 x 500GB HDD The purpose of server would be to store videos files and backup mac OS and windows 7 PC's. I would be adding a couple of 2TB drives. What is preferred OS for a home server? More about : operating system home server camohanna a b B Homebuilt system December 29, 2012 3:13:13 AM Windows 7 costs $100 to buy. I suggest Linux or Ubuntu as they are free. camohanna a b B Homebuilt system December 29, 2012 3:14:32 AM You could also just buy external HDD's if you are just using the computer for data backup.. That would be a better idea instead of buying that 2TB internal, just get a 2TB external drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumYour operating system "market shares" at home ForumWhich OS is best for Home server ? ForumWhich operating systems support Intel i7 Processor ForumUbuntu For Home Server ?? ForumWindows home server OP ForumWant to build a dedicated game server at home . ForumLooking to build a storage server at home ForumBuilding new Home Media Server ForumNew HTPC and Home Server ForumOperating System MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit CPU Intel Core i3 370M @ 2. Forum"Missing operating system " on boot up... ForumHome server upgrade: AMD or Intel (low end) ForumClean install of operating system on HP laptop ForumBuilding low power/high efficiency home server ForumWhich of these computers is better? ForumWhat to upgrade on system Forum[Solved] System Temperature ForumSystem Won't Start ForumMy Nephew needs a new gaming computer. He is extremely advanced in his gaming ab ForumHow does this system look? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !