I have an Ubuntu 10.10 “home server” at home which I use as my home network file server, torrent box and for backup/sync with various laptops. Besides the 500 GB disk that contains the OS, I have 4x 1TB disks configured as a RAID 5 Volume with mdadm, where all my digital life is stored.Having a quad core Xeon beast with 16 GB of RAM to run this, seemed to me like an overkill and I was playing with the idea of installing Windows 7 instead of Ubuntu so that I could also push the GPU performance to its max and do some serious gaming on this machine while serving files and torrenting.

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