I have over the last few days been working on setting up my own File server. This project has sort of evolved over the course of its progress from a simple Windows XP desktop that had an FTP server, VNCserver and shared drives that could also be used as a desktop.
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The main purpose for this move is very simple. I wanted a machine that could do all of the things that I was able to do in Windows XP with one very distinct difference. I wanted to be able to completely manage the machine remotely. This means that I want to be able to push the power button on the machine wait a minute and then have the ability to log into it remotely.