I am very new to all this but am trying to learn a lot in a short time. Trying ubuntu server for a home network and some web site alterations at home. At 60 years young it is a lot to take in.
I am a young swiss guy trying to learn as much about Linux as possible. I'd consider my self as a very enthusiastic hobbyist. I started using Linux in 2006 using Ubuntu. Since I have moved from Ubuntu over Debian to Gentoo.
I have been running ubuntu for 7-8 years now but I don't claim to be great. I get by fine. Recently I managed to use No-ip (my IP is dynamic) to get remote access to my home computer via remote desktop sharing, some port forwarding, etc. Works great.
This prompted me to want to setup my own home server and use something like the WD-TV live box for my TV to stream files on my home network.