n00b questions: some tuff requiring Linux knowledge >>For a Free Family History Center in South Carolina (Geneology)

muttley

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>>> Situtation >>> I have mailed to me a 4 page DRAFT outlining a windows program with a database of 36 gigs to be installed to a large hard drive or a network. No additional support is provided. Installing on a large hard drive seems straightforward. Is there any reason that I cannot install on a Win XP pro machine and have the win 95 computers read from the Win XP machine, given Win 95 is updated to Winsock2. And Win XP has netBEUI added to it.
Second part can I get a Linux Red Hat 7.3 to run this (somewhat) simple windows program and read the data from the Win XP computer?
Third, where can I get web information, I need to run a modem in the XP machine and have it give internet service to the other computers.

Simple isn't it. roftmgo (rolling on the floor tearing my guts out)
muttley

This is for a free Family History Center in South Carolina that provides free Geneology.
 

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A 36gig database on a single hard drive????

Figure out some way to raise $4,000 and get a compaq or dell server and raid 1+0 the thing. If not for speed, do it for fault tolerance!
 

muttley

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Whats wrong with just a normal motherboard and Windows XP raid mirror and 2 100 gig 7200 hard drives?

Blazing speed is not the issue the database looks where it needs to by user geographic question ie state and year and you can say within 2, 5 , 10 years if your not sure on a date. Searches can be done from military records or Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church records, Census records etc etc.