Choosing a distribution

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Tue Nov 6 08:56:56 UTC 2007


On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 08:07:05PM -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Chris G 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
> > don't?
> > 
> Nothing.  The various faces of Ubuntu are just ways to get everything onto a
> single CD.

Yes, I think I understand that now, it would be a good idea I believe
if this was more explicit early on in the ubuntu web site(s).  I've
spent quite a while finding this very simple information and I'm sure
I'm not alone.

-- 
Chris Green




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