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Old 09-08-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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Hi;

I'm a little bit related with linux environments. I have installed ubuntu desktop and other linux gui distributions. Now i'm getting into ubuntu server. I kwnow that is based on command line but i'll like to start with a GUI. Which distribution should i use of ubuntu server in order to get the GUI?

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Old 09-08-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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Hello,

If you really want to use a GUI within linux, I highly recommend you don't use server then, because that would be defeating the purpose of Ubuntu server...... You would be looking for a standard ubuntu distro, instead of one that is designed headless.

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Josh
 
Old 09-08-2011, 12:12 PM   #3
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Thanks Josh.

The purpose is just to be able to create user accounts and simulate how to use ubuntu server as a Domain Controller and the contrast with Microsft Servers.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 12:47 PM   #4
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Not a problem. In that case, you could use a standard ubuntu distro, and install the tools, services, and utilities, and build a server like so, with keeping your GUI. That would be your best bet man.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 01:14 PM   #5
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If you still want to install GUI{although not recommended} I will prefer installing a minimal GUI ie LXDE
install it by following command
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sudo apt-get install lxde
 
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If you want to use a Ubuntu server, get the LTS (Long Term Support) version. I believe there is a GUI available, many servers have it as an optional pkg.
You can start learning sysadmin via the GUI, but in the long run you're going to need to be able to do it from the cli.
 
  


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