Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:14 PM
Everything you talked about doing, except the streaming to the PS3, I know can be done. I'm not saying the streaming can't be done, I just don't own a PS3 so I don't know if it can be done or not lol.
What you are asking about tho is a bit more than I think would be able to be covered in this sort of setting. As far as the networking side of things, if you install the OS and can connect to the net, its then permissions inside the OS that will allow you to do everything you want.
Windows Server 2003 will work just fine. If you own a copy of it and are familiar with it then its a great choice. But its not the only choice. There are many flavors of Linux to chose from as well. Drivers might be an issue but not so much now a days.
My best advice to you would be, read some of the forums here. There are ones dedicated to Windows and Linux. Alot of Linux versions offer a bootable CD version so you can get the feel of them. But when you decide on one, I would then buy a book on it. See if there is a Dummies series on it. Read up on it, I am sure most will have guides on how to set up different things inside. I wish you the best of luck, sounds like fun. =)
Hope this helps
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