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    Hi guys, I've been out of the game for a while now, but looking to spice up my home network a little. I'd like to start a little home intranet that such that I can have my DVD library on hand at all times, recipes that I like, etc, etc. Eventually I will share my music and use a dynamic DNS service to be able to access this data anywhere.

    So, maybe a little too much information, but I'm looking at doing a typical WAMP setup. I was always under the impression that these softwares were always standalone, but a friend mentioned that you could download bundled packages. I did a quick Google and found a bunch.

    Long story short, what are some of the more popular WAMP bundles? Reasons? Am I better off installing all of them separate? Is there a larger community for one more than another (I am looking for free open-source).

    Either way, if anyone has any opinions on how I should set up my server, I would appreciate it. Thanks a lot guys,

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    You can do some incredible stuff with a Linux home server, which is what I use. If you use Ubuntu Server, you can during the install choose to include Apache, PHP, and MySQL all preconfigured. You also have access to a lot of open-source software to, for example, generate thumbnails of your video library and transcode between formats.
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    For the home AV stuff, check out:
    http://www.avsforum.com/

    For a LAMP MCE: http://linuxmce.com/

    There's just soooooo many ways you can do it.
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    I would really prefer to keep this box a windows box (I run TVersity on it, among other Windows software I like to use). Having said that, any suggestions for the few Windows users?

    Should I just pick one and go with it?


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