[Please notify your IT Administrator of this Error!] Lubuntu as a server

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 28 21:08:52 UTC 2013

Hi Raymond,

Lubuntu would never 'by default' ever get into the 'server' area, as there
is a server release. But, you, and others who do require some GUI to 'help'


1. Install ubuntu-minimal 12.04 LTS (this will give you basically a system
that will boot, ready to have other things installed upon it).
2. Install ubuntu-server 12.04 LTS (this will give you tasksel and the
ability to easily install all the 'server' stuff you may need, such as
LAMP, SSH, firewall etc).

Installing ubuntu-server will also give, via tasksel, the ability to
install lubuntu-desktop. But, as your request for a 'more' server type area
with GUI, I'd suggest that you Install lubuntu-core (This will give you the
basic lubuntu without all the games etc).

To get a better idea of the differences between 'desktop' and 'core', head
over to minimal install[1] where you can view what is actually on the two
options that are available.

Please feel more than free to give it a try and let us know how you get on.



On 24 February 2013 09:06, Raymund John Ang <rj_ang at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Lubuntu-users,
> Greetings! I am Raymund. I would like to help in the marketing side of
> Lubuntu, especially branding.
> In almost all articles I read about Lubuntu, the distribution is featured
> as a suitable OS for slow or old hardware. However, I see a much more
> potential for Lubuntu, not just in the desktop.
> IT administrators who wish to migrate to Linux but accustomed to the GUI
> of Windows server may want a server distribution that is not totally
> reliant on commandline, thus, having to learn Linux from the ground up.
> My proposal is for Lubuntu to be marketed in both fronts  - fast and
> lightweight desktop workstation and as a Linux production server with GUI.
> This way, when a company decided to do Linux migration, it would be easier
> for the IT personnel not accustomed to Linux to work with the Linux
> environment.
> A Lubuntu distribution for servers would have:
> (1) games removed
> (2) significantly enhanced security
> (3) administration and networking utilities added
> (4) Basic Ubuntu server installed; tasksel installed by default
> (5) long term supported (though understandably hard at the moment because
> of manpower)
> Any members of the Lubuntu team/users also into promoting Lubuntu as
> production server with GUI?
> Best regards,
> Raymund
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