Lubuntu as a server

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Sun Mar 3 23:24:21 UTC 2013

On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Raymund John Ang <rj_ang at> 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?

For Linux servers, a console Linux server distribution (like Ubuntu
Server) is usually preferred, for security and reliability reasons.

Windows servers, also can work with a command line only-interface, for
the same reasons:

You may have a look at:

There, you may go to "Click to LOOK INSIDE!", and read page 19.

Now, of course, some may prefer a lightweight UI for managing their
server, and they can do it.

However, real production servers, are made according to the above page
I mention.

Ioannis Vranos

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