Originally posted by jppoulin
I heard that for a file server ram is the most important so using the PII350 for the file server would be the best route as its upgradeable to 1 gig, and running the PIII 667 as the webserver as its needs the cpu power and 512 ram would be plenty.
You have the right idea, your PII is good for the file server and the PIII is best for the web server.
Running Linux on those machines would be benificial, as it is less complicated and less resource intensive.
However, it does take a fair understanding about how to use certain features of Linux over Windows that will take you a little time to learn. You will like the familiarity of Windows over Linux, which may make you more likely to use it.
I personally run both, but use Windows the majority of the time.
Windows Server 2003
Windows Media Center 2005
I think Microsoft is starting to catch up in the server market with Windows server 2003. I see a lot more people using it these days. I still highly doubt that we will become a completely Windows based world, though Microsoft would like us to be.