ubuntu a desktop OS?

James Wilkinson ubuntu at westexe.demon.co.uk
Tue Jun 7 12:36:21 UTC 2005

Duncan Anderson wrote:
> 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.

Having used both Fedora and Ubuntu, I'd say that Ubuntu is *slightly*
better as a server OS. It has eighteen months of updates: a Fedora
release has ten plus the "Fedora Legacy" project (which is better than
nothing but has a reputation for patching not very much rather late).

If you want a Red Hat based server OS, get CentOS (which is based on Red
Hat Enterprise Linux), or RHEL itself.


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