Choosing a distribution

Derek Broughton news at
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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