I'm at a loss for which OS to use. I have Windows Server 2008 currently installed on the machine and I hated all of the Cr*p that came with it. I followed online tutorials exactly and I did not get the expected results. It was just very frustrating, so I thought of the possibility of a Unix distro. Ive taken 1 or 2 unix classes from school so I can navigate and can write trivial scripts in vi-editor or Nano. But other than that I don't know much. I have a fear that by implementing such an OS and not knowing enough I would open myself to unwanted guests. So I was hoping some of you would be able to suggest which OS would be better for my purposes (Which I believe would probably be a Unix flavor).
Also If someone would be able to point me to some websites or tutorials that would show me how to secure myself? There was one thread I saw that had 2 links on it that I think explained some of this, I am going to look it up now and post a link to that thread here now.
Edit: Heres the thread I mentioned above. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic396713.html
Edited by lanzd, 07 August 2011 - 07:47 PM.