I am a long time Apple user and really enjoyed the simplicity (and power) of Apples server app. I've come to the conclusion with the updates to the server app in High Sierra that it is sadly time to move on. We have a small multi-media firm (25-30) employees that use file sharing, VPN and DHCP. Do you have any recommendations for Linux Distro that can replace the Apple Server? I know there are a ton of distros out there but looking for a solution that is easy to administer. Thank you in advance for any insight you may have
Linux suggestion for Mac Server replacement
When it comes to production networks, usually the go distro would be RedHat Linux Enterprise. This has the added benefit of support but does cost more than the other editions and administration does require some knowledge.
If you're willing to work without support but more end user friendly, I would say that Ubuntu Server 16. x LTS is probably more user friendly but still requires some command line configuration, just as all Linux distros do.
I'll ask Don to weigh in on this too. He may have a better suggestion.
I hope some of the ITProTV members will also weigh in here to help!
Update: I was able to talk to Don about this today. We're in agreement with two exceptions which I did not know. One, that Ubuntu Server has server support from Canonical. Two, there is SUSE Linux which is also a supported distro not as big here as over in Europe but it is available.
If you want to stick with the RedHat Enterprise but don't need the support you can also run CentOS--which is a really a clone of RedHat.