So Im a complete newb when it comes to enterprise level linux distros, and linux servers in general.
I know my way around Most Linux Desktops, but Im going to be setting up a small Linux Server that multiple people would be able to Terminal into (probably through SSH or Putty)
How would I go about doing this (storing the users/passwords and such)....And is there a good FREE distro to do this? I was looking at Ubuntu Server, I was gonna do Centos but im a little bit iffy as their latest release is taking a LONGGG time. (We use Red Hat Enterprise 5.3 at work....but obviously I can't afford that lol)
edit: Also how do you make like "names" for the server, so instead of 188.8.131.52 (or w/e ip, i just made that one up)
it could be something like tron.dev.sauron.com or something.... (ya im a NUB)