So basically I'm looking to set up a LAN of 3 to 8 PC (all running with ubuntu). The goal is to transfer lots of data between them.
I intended to buy a network switch and connect all the machines to it.
After some serious issues with a network adapter which was not linux friendly (now I know that Intel is more suitable), I'm checking before purchasing this other piece of equipment.
PS : I think that any switch will do since it is not OS dependent... but as a newbie, I'm still asking.
PS2 : it appears that setting up a static network is quite easy, but if you got a good tuto I'll take a look at it.