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Old 06-08-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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need help with server


i have a dell poweredge 2550 i want to run linux on what linux do i want to download to put on this server and keep in mind i am a noob lol but i am sick of paying windows for something i have already bought i have 3 copys of windows in this house and i would have to buy another one for the server and they say it would be more to buy a windows server software so i am ready to get away from there crap if i can learn linux thanks guys for the help
 
Old 06-08-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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I would suggest you try CentOS or Ubuntu-Server since you're new to linux.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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The distros used most often for servers (in no particular order) are: CentOS, Ubuntu Server, Debian, and Slackware. All excel as a server OS, but have their own particulars, mainly in the areas of package management, location of configuration files, and availability of GUI tools.

Ubuntu is probably the most user-friendly for new users and also has more GUI packages available.

If you're going to use linux for a server it would be well worth your time to learn some command line, as this is where linux really shines. A few links to start:

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://www.unixguide.net/linux/linuxshortcuts.shtml
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

The last one is a good read for windoze users thinking of migrating to linux.

EDIT: My personal favorite is Debian. They have a lot of good tutorials related to server setups.

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Old 06-08-2010, 03:49 PM   #4
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Also don't forget http://www.debian-administration.org/
 
Old 06-09-2010, 02:11 AM   #5
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If you go Centos you can use this Admin guide http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html
 
Old 06-09-2010, 09:09 AM   #6
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future.

Not enough information in your query as to how the server will be used or loads for the system. The above link will help you to formulate future queries that have information that will provide the means to be answered or at least allow us to know how, what or why.

Just a few more links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
  


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