I have a Dell at home I want to turn into a small file server
CPU: P4 2.0ghz
RAM: 768MB DDR (idk clock speed sorry)
HDD: ~250 gigs
GPU: ATI Radeon 9700 pro
my goal with this is to be able to access the files from both my Windows and Linux Boxes from wherever I am in a secure method. (hence if I am at my friends place and I want to access my server to pull up images or documents and be able to file transfer)
I have never set up a file server before so I am completely lost on all security protocol and file settings (I am also not a terminal guru), I am used to having a GUI. The server will be connected via wireless (WPA2 AES) to my Netgear router.
Any help, advice, or links to guides would be extremely welcomed. I am very new to servers, but I have run Ubuntu/Mint/Fedora for about 2 years now. I am just starting networking classes in college right now so I know a bit and I am very eager to learn more.
Thanks in advance.