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Old 06-09-2007, 12:18 AM   #1
tommytomato
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Ubuntu Desktop Edition


hi all got a question about Ubuntu Desktop Edition

can it be install to run as a server by picking packages

GUI Server instead of a CLI server

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Old 06-09-2007, 12:27 AM   #2
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you can, but ...

You can use desktop ver. as server,but there are certain things you have to keep in mind. 1st packages build for server are optimised for performance & stability, which are important from server prespective. While in desktop packages are build for eye-candiness & few bloating packages are OK from desktop user prespective. If you want a gui server, i would recomend you to install server-ver & install gui-packages from ubuntu repos by building from a source deb package. That way you get gui & performance & fewer packages to build from source debs .

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Old 06-09-2007, 12:29 AM   #3
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You can use desktop ver. as server,but there are certain things you have to keep in mind. 1st packages build for server are optimised for performance & stability, which are important from server prespective. While in desktop packages are build for eye-candiness & few bloating packages are OK from desktop user prespective. If you want a gui server, i would recomend you to install server-ver & install gui-packages from ubuntu repos by building from a source deb package. That way you get gui & performance & fewer packages to build from source debs .

HTH
ashwin

lost me there ashwin with those big words

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Old 06-09-2007, 04:56 AM   #4
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I will try to explain the last portion of what i said in previous post. Basically there are 3 ways to install a packages
  • from the source tar file
  • from the binary deb packages, this is usually the way synaptic or apt-get does. Also the most simplest way to install a deb package. Usually meant for end-users
  • from the source deb package. This is slightly tougher than binary deb packages. But more easier than tar.gz method. A sys admin can be expected to install packages this way when the need requires so.

In the previous post i was referring to 3 method, as this would yield more optimisation which results in better performance.
 
Old 06-09-2007, 06:26 AM   #5
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Ubuntu Desktop as server...

This is fully possible, but on Ubuntu Forums I saw a similar thread/question to yours. The general consensus there were to install the Server Edition, and then add the graphics later.

Reason for this, is as ashwin_cse says: Server packages are meant for more stability and uptime. But it can be OK, when you log in to make changes to the server, to see a GUI. Also, if you install the Server Edition, you won't get all the desktop programs like office suites, word processors, games (the few that come with Desktop), utilities you would need for a desktop, but not a server.

My suggestion/advice would be to ask how you can install a GUI to the Server Edition, not how to make Desktop act like Server. (Or better yet, search the forums here and on UbuntuForums for the answer. It has been asked and answered, believe me.)
 
  


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