Hi, I've been using MS stuff since I bought my PC, Win 3.1->95->98->2000->XP. Recently I'm in a situation that requires me to use a Unix based OS. So I have to find the most simple one to get along with. These are the features that the OS must have: 1. APACHE SERVER 2. PHP 4.x ( 0<x<4) 3. MysQl 4.1 4. SAMBA (Our stations are all Billi enabled so we have to transfer files betweeen Win and Lin) Those four nice guys have been killing me since I entered Linux world. I installed Redhat Linux 7. It had Apache, Mysql 3... and PHP 3.3. When I upgraded Mysql 3 to Mysql 4.1. After that the apache didn't work anymore. Then I installed Redhat 9.0 but the same thing happend again. Last week I boughtFedoracore 4. It has ready to use mysql 4.1 . When I installed the four guys, Mysql and PHP 5 and Apache were working well. But Samba .... From our win stations we can easily enter to the Fedoracore server, but all it offers is Read access. I mean we can't copy files to it. It even doesn't let us create a single folder in it I thought it is possible to solve it by configuring smb.conf. I was wrong I don't know what is happening in the core of the Fedora Core. Because I runned a FTP server on it. Even in a FTP connection it didn't let me to copy a file into it Are you thinking of a firewall? no, no. I didn't install any. Fedoracore asked me severly to install it. BUt I didn't. ( I belive sometimes a guard can be more dangerous than a thief. so I never use Firewalls or antivirueses. ) What's wrong? Ok, I think a better question could be this one: Do you know a good linux os with APACHE SERVER, PHP 4.x ( 0<x<4), MysQl 4.1 and Samba installed on it without that much trouble??