ubuntu a desktop OS?

Duncan Anderson duncangareth at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jun 7 10:40:16 UTC 2005

tata dano wrote: 

> I have just recieved my Ubuntu 5.04 last week. And thenI try to 
> install it on one of my pc for testing and get to know it as a 
> distribution. But according to some local linux people here they said 
> that Ubuntu is just designed to be a desktop OS. In this connection, I 
> planned to replace my old FC1 (Internet and local network server) with 
> Ubuntu. Now I would like to ask your technical opinion if Ubuntu is 
> good, efficient and effective to be used as my Internet and local 
> network server or it is just for desktop purposes only?

As far as I am aware, Ubuntu is aimed at the desktop user, but, since it 
is based on Debian, there should be no major obstacles to tranforming it 
into something suitable for use as a server.

Personally I wouldn't bother. I would use it on the desktop and use 
something like Debian or SuSE or Mandrake or Fedora for the server.


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