We all have an old computer at home, that hasn’t been used in years, but because it still works, we hadn’t had the heart to trow it away. Well its time of misery has come to an end, we are going to convert it to a home data server. Using a torrent client to download files from the web, and running a ftp server on the machine, we will make your personal PC’s hard drive love you more, by not filling it with hundreds of gigabytes of data (read: movies, music), and making it available to any PC on your home network.
But why use Ubuntu server? I hear you ask, well I assume you are going to use an old computer and the server edition doesn’t use nearly as much resources as the desktop one or the Windows os, you can install Ubuntu desktop if you have a more powerful computer and follow the steps using the console.