Okay so here's the scenario of why I'm asking which one. So I work for a publication and we have put out around 3 magazines/newspapers and we're still pretty small. Sadly I am the only one who has pretty advanced knowledge of most things Macs and PCs but my knowledge ends when it comes to servers. I've never really used them that I've personally setup and I don't know advantages between the two(excluding Linux). In our production department we have 5 Macs(ranging from a very old eMac running 10.3.9 to a very newly purchased iMac with Snow Leopard). So here comes my reason for making this post seeking advice, although I know this is strictly an Apple "fansite", I figured someone out there may have the knowledge I need. My company stupidly hired someone not knowing what they were doing and set us up 3 WD MyBook network drives to work from. Granted they're great for large storage and such but are NOT good when 5 people are working off them constantly saving, opening and closing files. Basically this lead to the drives dying beyond a quick and cheap recovery(this is also not the first time it's happened). I've basically been asked or put in charge of finding an alternative solution that i've been telling them to get for years now. We need a server, something that can handle the workload and will be much more reliable. Since we work on Macs primarily I was thinking that maybe a Mac(Mac Mini Server since we're a small business) until I researched and found out a cheaper option would still be beneficial to us. That being a Windows server, which is a cheaper thing to build. BUT which would be more beneficial to us? A Mac or Windows server? We'll mainly be using it for files and storage. If I wasn't clear on some things please feel free to ask me some questions.