Personally, if you do not plan on usng this as any kind of desktop machine, just, web, mail, etc, I would say FreeBSD might be slightly more reliable. Command-line commands are, in my experience, pretty much identical between the two OSes, at least for web server admin stuff that I do. Charlie > I finally brought another line into my home to run a web/ftp/email > server (for personal use) and I'm currently deciding which OS to run. I > want to play around and get some admin/config skills under my belt, but > it'll be more of a side-hobbie than anything else. I've narrowed my choice > to either Linux (to see what I'm missing out on) or FreeBSD (I'd like to > eventually migrate to MacOSX). I'm planning on running Apache, mod_perl, > etc. (everything open source).