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John posted this from a non-subscribed address.  I'm fwd'ing it along for him.

Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 14:47:26 -0700
From: "John Marcotte" <john@biznerds.com>
Subject: Linux Server - Windows Clients
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Reply-To: <john@biznerds.com>

I recently upgraded my workstations to Windows XP Pro so I can finally login
to servers again after "upgrading" to the massively crippled XP Home.

I have to have Windows for my job. From a purely philiospohical position, I
wish I didn't. But I do.

So I now have a Debian Linux server running Samba, and I have a few things
working. I can print across platforms. I can transfer files to and from the
server. But I could do those things with a Windows 95 box. 

I'm looking for better ideas on what to do with my shiny Linux server in a
Windows environment.

Here's my current list of ideas:

* an e-mail server that would run my e-mail through spamassassin before
delivering it to my workstations (or maybe some sort of IMAP arrangement)
* some sort of automated backup of selected PC directories
* a shared calendaring environment

I'm no Linux guru. I know that there has to be more I can do with my Linux
boxen that I'm not thinking of. 

I'm a user, not a sysadmin. And setting up services on a server is not my
normal cup of tea.

Anyone here have any cool ideas? Or advice on how to implement my admittedly
vague plans? I've always talked the talk when it comes to Linux. I want to
walk the walk, too.

John Marcotte
Biznerds Consultant Group

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