The Personal Server Edition (PSE for short) is primarily designed to turn a secondary machine into a small personal home server. SalineOS PSE is targeted at home users and hobbyists and is not paticularly well suited for running large commercial operations. The PSE will not receive updates automatically from backports, though the backports repository is setup by default. Since many secondary machines are used as multimedia computers, SalineOS PSE includes setup scripts and instructions for installing XBMC multimedia center.
Uses of SalineOS Personal Server include:
* File server over your local area network using Samba.
* FTP (File transfer protocol) server for sharing files over the internet. No more relying on third party "cloud" services to host your files.
* Webserver using Apache, great as a testing environment for web development or for hosting your own web page.
* BitTorrent server, often referred to as a seedbox.
* Print server using Samba. Send doccuments to print to your printer from anywhere you have an internet connection.
* Running your own gaming server.
* Removing viruses from other machines on the network using ClamAV.
* Multimedia PC using the XBMC multimedia center.
* Or all of the above.
For complete information on SalineOS PSE, you should read the user manual. Available in pdf format from here.
Download links are below, if you are unsure of which image to use, it is recommended to download the i386 image.
Download the SalineOS 1.0 PSE CD image for i386 (32 bit) machines.
Download the SalineOS 1.0 PSE CD image for AMD64 (64 bit) machines.
If you are running a version of Windows that is older than Windows 7 you will need special software to properly burn these ISO images.
You can download this software free of charge at http://www.infrarecorder.org/
If your computer does not have an optical drive or you would perfer to install from a USB flash drive, please see this post for details and instructions. How to create a bootable USB flash drive of SalineOS.
Note: In order to use the CD you burn you will have to set your computers bios to boot from your CD or DVD drive if it isn't already.
Instructions for this are available at http://www.hiren.info/pages/bios-boot-cdrom