Server issues

Soren Hansen soren at
Thu Nov 22 16:02:15 UTC 2007

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 04:41:03PM -0500, Aaron Kincer wrote:
> Heck, you could, if you really wanted, make a standard desktop
> installation a server.  Apache will run on a Linux desktop just as
> happily as it will a server. Of course you don't get security updates
> for as long a period of time as you do a server.

Yes, you would. Desktop and server use the same repositories, so you'll
get the exact same updates for Apache regardless of which version you
installed to begin with.

> I would like to point out that as far as servers go, a full-time GUI
> is an absolute waste of resources. With the exception of installing
> security updates, I rarely ever even touch my servers.

I've got a few servers, I've never even seen :)

Soren Hansen
Ubuntu Server Team
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