Choosing a distribution

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Mon Nov 5 20:44:06 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-05 at 20:25 +0000, Chris G wrote:
> I had already found that directly from the main Ubuntu site, it
> doesn't say much though does it?!  All it says is that you get a LAMP
> system, which is good, but I was hoping for a bit more detail
> somewhere that would tell me the major differences (and similarities)
> between the various Ubuntus.

Maybe your Google result is different, but for me the third link is

However, I've just found that this is useless for our purpose, too.
Sorry for not checking more closely right away. 

Here's a little more, but not much detail either:

I think the reason is that at this time, Ubuntu server does not actually
do much. It installs a minimal environment, no X, has good LTSP support
built in, and provides a set of tasks that you can enable (mail, LAMP,
etc.), which will install the appropriate packages. Plus, all packages
in the server edition are guaranteed 5 years of support for LTS

> Ah but I don't believe sudo or any of the other 'safe' ways of doing
> things really protect you.
> I prefer to have that # at the end of the prompt telling me to be
> careful!

My root prompt always was red and the user prompt green, but over time
you still stop noticing. sudo of course does not protect against
everything, but it protects against a certain class of error, which to
me is worth it, but YMMV.

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