Originally Posted by niner710
I want to build a Linux server at home and I am unsure on getting the Red hat desktop 5 version or Server 5 version. Which one should I try to get, and what is the big difference between them? Can't you run a desktop server with RH desktop version 5 too? Thanks for any advice on how to startup.
If you are not running an enterprise then stick with the desktop. LinuxCrayon is mostly correct, the main difference is server config tools. However to be honest, I don't use most of the tools provided with the OP Sys. I use webmin and other tools along with the old fashioned command line and manual editing. Just works better in the long run.
Besides if there's is anything software wise missing from the desktop edition it doesn't matter. It's available out there.
Hope that helps