Ubuntu or ubuntu-server edition?

Freddy Van Ingelgom freddyek at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 13:16:28 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Rashkae <ubuntu at tigershaunt.com> wrote:

> 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.
> > Thanks!
> > Freddy
> >
> >
> 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.)
Thanks you for the advice, in fact it would be easier then to install the
server version and then to add X and GDM?
Or at least a more logic approach?

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