Web-based business server

Ivan Krstić krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu
Tue Sep 5 09:14:57 BST 2006

Leen Toelen wrote:
> I have been a system administrator in a couple of startups now, and
> something that seems to be missing in the Linux universe is a very
> simple getting-started, all-in-one server distribution. There is a real
> need for a server OS where you simply pop in a CD, answer some
> questions, and have a working ldap server, email server with spam
> checking, dns server and so on. 

We're working on it: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuServerTasks

This will provide for simple(r) installations, but doesn't do anything
in terms of simplifying configuration of a machine once installed. The
issue there is the complete and utter suckage of graphical configuration
tools; these are notoriously hard to write well. If someone does it,
more power to them; we'd be happy to include them in Ubuntu Server.

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