Ubuntu as a server
duncangareth at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 19 12:14:47 UTC 2006
I should like to know whether it is problematic to use Ubuntu Linux as a
host/server. In other words, should there be any problem with installing
Ubuntu, enabling the root user login, and configuring the machine as a
mail or proxy server or as an SQL server or the like?
It seems to me from reading this mailing list that most people use it as
a replacement for Windows. In other words they use it as a workstation
or home pc.
Do any of the members of this list have any suggestions, advice,
warnings, caveats, or otherwise to offer me regarding Ubuntu's use as a
I work with Mandrake, RedHat, SUSe, Debian and FreeBSD machines
configured as servers (or hosts, a term which I prefer in the context of
UNIX/Linux) as well a various flavours of UNIX. I am curious to find out
whether anyone sees Ubuntu as a serious rival to SUSe or RHEL or
Mandrake Enterprise or the like.
My gut feeling is that there should be no problem with getting it to act
as a reliable back office machine.
The reason I am asking about this is because "Universe" and "Multiverse"
software repositories are very impressive, and I like the Debian package
Hoping for a bit of feedback...
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