ubuntu a desktop OS?
david at kenpro.com.au
Tue Jun 7 13:04:12 UTC 2005
On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 11:06:21AM +0100, tata dano wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> 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?
> Your inputs are highly appreciated. Thank you.
I've recently built two servers using Debian Sarge, but with hindsight
wished I'd used Ubuntu. It has a better update cycle while still being
Debian. SOME things are more up-to-date in Sarge, but it looks like
the security cycle is better in Ubuntu. Stable Ubuntu will definitely be
more up to date than stable Debian.
Basically though, Ubuntu is Debian, so if you are happy with Debian then
it's hard to imagine that you won't be happy with Ubuntu.
If you are going to set up a server, choose the server option during the
initial install. AFAIK, you get the same thing but without gnome etc.
Perfect. Then, you can manually decide what servers you want to apt-get
install, which is undoubtedly the best way to go.
If you can't get the exact server software you want from Universe, etc
there is always the tarball. That pretty much always works.
I think if someone is telling you that Ubuntu is "just a desktop" they
haven't looked properly.
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