Ubuntu Server and Desktop on the same pc ?

Don Don progwihz at yahoo.com
Thu May 3 14:17:00 UTC 2007

Hi all,
  I managed to get the server version removed and i've installed the desktop version.  Its much more cool than the server version.  I think on any day it competes with Windows XP.
  So far am impressed !

Thomas Smith <tom71713-ubuntu at inqone.com> wrote:
  As a previous poster mentioned... Desktop, server... It's all from 
the same pool, just different packages are installed.

So if you install "Server" and decide that you want some Desktop 
functionality, just install the Desktop apps you want--including 
specific "Desktop" kernels.

On May 3, 2007, at 6:32 AM, Brad Johnson wrote:

> On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 10:11 +0200, Rutger van Haasteren wrote:
>> You could dual-boot both the server and desktop installation
>> but since
>> it's a laptop and you said you wanted the desktop 
>> installation
>> the
>> answer to your question is to just reinstall the desktop
>> installation
>> over your current server installation.
>> That is hardly necessary. Just install the desktop with "sudo apt-get
>> install ubuntu-desktop" as David suggested, and you're good to go.
>> Remember: the server edition just has other packages installed than
>> the desktop edition. With the apt-get command you will install the
>> missing desktop ones.
>> Rutger
> There are Kernel differences in the server installation. Some may be
> good differences but it can't be guaranteed that he'll have ALL the
> hooks, bells & whistles of the normal desktop installation & Kernel 
> just
> by installing the Ubuntu Desktop package.
> I've done the very thing your suggesting with a Sun Blade 100
> Workstation. I had to install the server installation as that is all
> that is/was supported for the SPARC Architecture. The user is asked 
> many
> configuration questions during the installation of packages which are
> not asked by the ubuntu desktop installer.
> Brad
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