Ubuntu or ubuntu-server edition?
ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Sun Jun 20 13:03:01 UTC 2010
Freddy Van Ingelgom wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I was wondering, I have to setup a server for a small business (7 users) and
> I would like to setup with Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit) Why should I use the server
> edition instead of the regular edition with X-server and Gnome for example?
> Your ideas on this matter will be highly appreciated.
There's no real magic in the server edition other than more server
specific packages installed by default (and less desktop specific
packages). The actual difference, however, will only be a bit of wasted
disk space on packages your server probably doesn't need, even if you do
prefer to have X and GDM login available (such as Open Office,
Evolution, Rythmbox etc.) Personally, for small business servers, I
usually install regular LTS Ubuntu, then add the server packages I want.
(samba, dovecot, dhcpd, bind, etc.)
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