I recently downloaded and installed Ubuntu 8.10 server 32 bit. I found it a little difficult to use due to the lack of a GUI. I then installed the ubuntu desktop using:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
This did work, but the question is - Is the installation still a server or has it been converted back into a desktop installation?
Thanks for your help.