Choosing a distribution
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Tue Nov 6 00:02:48 UTC 2007
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. They're available to all Ubuntu users. I use Kubuntu with all of
those, and much more...
> 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 run Vmware to run a Windows XP guest, will this sit in Ubuntu
> Server quite happily?
> 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?
Of course. It's dumb, but easy enough to do...
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