Choosing a distribution

Chris G cl at
Mon Nov 5 22:35:46 UTC 2007

On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 09:44:06PM +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> 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
> this:
> 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
> releases.
OK, thanks for trying so hard anyway!  :-)

Chris Green

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