Choosing a distribution
ethio98 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 22:51:46 UTC 2007
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On 11/5/07, Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 05:40:53PM +0000, Tony Arnold wrote:
> > Chris,
> > Chris G wrote:
> > > I have been using Linux for many years, for the past two or three
> > > years I have been using Slackware but recently have been looking for
> > > something that's a bit easier to maintain and update.
> > >
> > > I've been using Fedora 7 for the past month or two and it provides
> > > some of what I need but also has some disadvantages. So, I'm thinking
> > > about an Ubuntu distribution but would like to ask a few questions:-
> > >
> > > I need an apache server, an ssh server and (probably) mySql. Does
> > > this mean I *have* to go for Ubuntu Server?
> > No, all of the above will run on the Ubnuntu desktop systems. I run
> > Apache and an ssh server on my desktop system.
> So what does Ubuntu Server give me (or lose me) that the other Ubuntus
> > > I don't use KDE, Gnome or Xfce (I did run Xfce for a while) but
> > > fvwm2, is this easy to do on Ubuntu?
> > I've never tried this, but I suspect that after installing fvwm2, you
> > would just select the type of session you want from the log in screen.
> OK, that's the usual way of doing it, I just wante to make sure I
> wasn't locked into a particular window mananger.
> > > I run Vmware to run a Windows XP guest, will this sit in Ubuntu
> > > Server quite happily?
> > Yes. VMware server is probably what you want.
> > > Does Ubuntu force me to use sudo or can I (as I do now) just
> > > switch to root on the command line using 'su' and do root'ey
> > > things that way?
> > There is no difference between doing su and supplying the root password
> > and type sudo -i and supplying your own password, so I've never
> > understood the big deal that is made of this.
> There is, once you've become root you can issue lots of commands as
> root rather than prefixing everything you do with sudo.
> > By default, Ubuntu uses sudo and the root account is effectively
> > disabled. You can set a root password which will enable it if you really
> > want to and then use su.
> > Personally, I prefer the sudo way.
> I guess it's just habit, having been a Unix user since the 1980s I
> find the 'old fashioned' way of becoming root more comfortable. :-)
> Chris Green
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