I was thinking of making a server (not anytime soon) but it would be VERY powerful. Basically to run a website which might or might not be as huge as I would hope, but anyway...
Since ready up on linux (I use to be on windows but hopefully soon to be completely switch to linux) I do not know why windows is even used?
Most places will give you a choice to use windows server or a form of linux and obviously windows costs quite a bit more if you use there equipment. I know because of the activation, but is windows any good compared to linux? Linux is free, never really needs to be restarted (like an update), not as prone to viruses, faster, and etc.
Is there special type of hardware needed (to support linux) or can it be adapted to almost anything?