I have been running a customized version Amahi for a couple years for my Samba server. It is time for an upgrade, and I will be moving away from Amahi, as they have abandoned Fedora for Ubuntu. Back when I selected Amahi to replace my 15 year old NT server, I looked around and only considered SME Server as an alternative, but they were still on Centos 4.7 with the Centos 5 based version still off in some future. So I am now looking around again. My 'needs' are small: NT style shares with mobile profiles. I only have half a dozen XP systems here. I suppose at some point I will be adding Win7 systems. So far I have two options: Pull off the config files from my Amahi server: Bind, DHCP, Samba, and probably MySQL. I had customized things enough (and few of my 'bug' fixes made it back into the base) that I know what to pull out to make a viable server. Go with SME Server 8.0 which was released back in May and is based on Centos 5.8. So my question to all of you is, what other options are out there? A Win7 future kind of makes SME more attractive than rolling my own. I would NOT be using SME for my mail server. That will be in a separate post.