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Old 07-24-2007, 11:49 AM   #1
rakeshj
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Question Ubuntu/Xubuntu /Kubuntu/Eubuntu etc ........


Hello All,

I have been reading various articles on Installing & Configuring Ubuntu/Xubuntu. I am very cofused about

1. Various distributions available for Ubuntu/Xubuntu.
I find following four names used:

Live CD
Desktop
Alternate CD
Server

Are there 4 types of Ubuntu/Xubuntu distibutions
available & what are the major differences among
these 4. From where can I download these 4 types
(kindly suggest the URLs).

2. What are the major differences between Ubuntu,
Xubuntu,Kubuntu & Eubuntu?

Thanking you. Best regards, RAKESH
 
Old 07-24-2007, 12:28 PM   #2
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Basically, all of the above are Ubuntu, but the install CD's contain a different collection of packages based on what you want to do.

Ubuntu -- gnome desktop environment
Kubuntu -- KDE desktop environment
Xubuntu -- XFCE desktop environment
Edubuntu -- contains educational type packages (standalone client version)

Edubuntu is really made for thin client setup, i.e. setup one central server and all the clients are just used as remote keyboards, monitors, and mice. All the programs are run off of the central server.

As for the rest:
Live CD -- runs entirely from CD and won't install to the hard disk unless you ask it to
Desktop -- installs common desktop (email client, web browser, etc) packages
Alternate CD -- gives you the most control over what to install, you choose what to install
Server -- installs common server packages (apache, email server, etc)

Get Ubuntu from Ubuntu's website...
 
Old 07-24-2007, 10:32 PM   #3
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and ubuntu is actually just debian marketed with a logo of some creepy people holding hands in a circle and having a creepy inclusive multicultural love thing. think of it a "new age" debian.
 
Old 07-25-2007, 10:43 AM   #4
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Dear Pljvaldez & Studioj,

Thank you for your replies.

Is there a link from which I can download all the 4 distributions for Ubuntu &
Xubuntu ie Live CD, Alternate CD, Desktop & Server?

Thanking you. Best regards, RAKESH
 
Old 07-25-2007, 11:57 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rakeshj
Dear Pljvaldez & Studioj,

Thank you for your replies.

Is there a link from which I can download all the 4 distributions for Ubuntu &
Xubuntu ie Live CD, Alternate CD, Desktop & Server?

Thanking you. Best regards, RAKESH
Go to www.ubuntu.com. You'll see a list of each of the Buntu's on the right, near the bottom of the page under "Related Projects".
 
Old 07-25-2007, 03:02 PM   #6
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I connected to the site www.ubuntu.com. It only mentions downloads for Desktop & Server versions. Then I clicked to Kubuntu link & there downloads takes me to many sites. I clicked one of sites in Great Britain
(Oxford) & it shows only downloads for Alternate CD & Desktop. Edubuntu sites (eg Oxford) downloads also only
mention for Desktop & Sever (possibly class room server) & finally Xubuntu site also mentions download for Desktop & Alternate CD.

So, I guess LiveCD (not mentioned on any site) may be is equivalent to Desktop & Server (Class Rooom Server in case of Eubuntu) CD is same as Alternate CD. So there is some confusion in names & possibly these names are used differently from time to time by different people & must be standarised to reduce confusion for beginers at least.

Thanking you all. Best regards, RAKESH
 
  


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