Hello: I currently have a Windows box running in my home as a server for FTP, File Sharing, Media Server, etc... After purchasing my first MacBook Pro this February (very happy!), I would like to buy a new Mac Mini to migrate all of the functions from the Windows server over to the Mac Mini. Before I make the purchase, I would like to ensure I can migrate the functions over and what applications I would need in order to do so. So far, I am comfortable with file sharing and FTP on the Mac. However, I have a small notification system I have put together and I would like to ask you Mac experts on how I can replicate a similar setup on Mac OS X. Currently, I have an application running as a service (File Notify) that monitors specified folders, for specified behaviors. I have another small program (sendemail.exe [command line app]) that I use to send an email notification that is called with a batch file. The batch file passes the name of the file, along with the directory and sends me an email. For example, File Notify is currently monitoring a "Download" folder for new file/folder creations. Every time a new file or folder is created under this directory, the app calls a program or batch file to run. (In my case, a batch file.) This batch file then runs a small email application called "sendemail.exe". It passes the filename & directory values and sends me an email using an SMTP account. I am sure there is a way to get this same setup running under the Mac OSX, maybe even easier, but I have not idea.