I am looking to set up a network with a mac and my old dell computer and use it as a server (as the dell is going into retirement and a mac mini is coming in.) I am not looking to host a web page or anything, just do simple file sharing and maybe a few other things. What are the things I need to do and know before I go ahead with this project? What kind of cords will I need? I would like to use free or cheap server software (not the $500 mac osx server or windows server) so if you could point me in the right direction that would be great. I am new to networking like this so thank you for your time and patience.