LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Password
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-16-2008, 08:54 PM   #16
primefalcon
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2008
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
nothing stopping you


I've done this myself as a local test enviro outside of my actual server, no problems, no hassle

Last edited by primefalcon; 05-16-2008 at 08:57 PM.
 
Click here to see the post LQ members have rated as the most helpful post in this thread.
Old 10-09-2009, 12:41 PM   #17
playground
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ubuntu Desktop vs. Ubuntu Server

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Donner View Post
Hi,

thanks - that's precisely what I hoped the case would be. I want to rebuild my computer (initially installed the server version and then added kde), but with all the playing around it's a bit of a mess at the moment. I was hoping to just get it up and running again as desktop for internet, email etc. and then fiddle with the server services later on.

Thanks!
Hi Joe,

I am deciding whether I should install a server or desktop with DNS server myself. Which route did you end up taking?

Thanks
 
Old 05-27-2010, 07:03 PM   #18
spezticle
Member
 
Registered: May 2010
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up

Honestly, i think the best option, and also the easiest option if you want ubuntu server with desktop features is to run the command:
Code:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
this way you can get the desktop environment, with the server application of ubuntu server. hope this helps somebody

i know this is an old thread but it was the first returned result when searching goole for the string "ubuntu server vs ubuntu desktop" so i imagine many people googling for this topic will find this thread.

Last edited by spezticle; 05-27-2010 at 07:57 PM. Reason: original suggestion didn't work right
 
Old 05-27-2010, 09:23 PM   #19
Kenny_Strawn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2010
Location: /usa/ca/orange_county/lake_forest
Distribution: ArchBang, Google Android 2.1 + Motoblur (on Motortola Flipside), Google Chrome OS (on Cr-48)
Posts: 1,791
Blog Entries: 62

Rep: Reputation: 55
To install the Desktop on a Server installation:

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
 
Old 01-06-2012, 12:45 PM   #20
Andrew4096
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2009
Location: near San Jose, California
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx"
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
GUI isn't always the solution

Quote:
Originally Posted by greek_lin View Post
... it seems I just can't get enough help for setting a server with a friendly gui to setup squid, samba etc.
Once one gets Samba working reliably on the Ubuntu Server machine, there's always the option of accessing the server remotely from another machine on the LAN that has a GUI installed and performing maintenance remotely, having the convenience of a file manager like Nautilus and a graphic text editor like gedit at one's disposal.

I learned (rather painfully) that some of the GUI interfaces for managing server-like functions aren't all that good while I was trying to get Samba running on a desktop machine. I went through months of frustration trying to get my Ubuntu machine to play nicely in a Windows network environment until I discovered that the GUI network manager utility was causing conflicts. Sometimes it's just better to crack the books and read about the command line parameters and configuration files, and then make the setting changes manually with a text editor. (The same is true in Microsoft Windows; one needs to use regedit and tweak the Windows Registry directly sometimes, because Microsoft hasn't provided any GUI tool to do what needs to be done.)
 
Old 04-10-2013, 04:20 AM   #21
BriteLeaf
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2012
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by spezticle View Post
Honestly, i think the best option, and also the easiest option if you want ubuntu server with desktop features is to run the command:
Code:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
this way you can get the desktop environment, with the server application of ubuntu server. hope this helps somebody

i know this is an old thread but it was the first returned result when searching google for the string "ubuntu server vs ubuntu desktop" so i imagine many people googling for this topic will find this thread.
I am personally glad I found it, as I am trying to run a server from my Linux box now. Still working out a few kinks, but I feel very hopeful that I will finally muddle my way through it
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UBUNTU 5.04 PPTP configuration problem . On the Help Page of ubuntu is strange proble ReGgaE-Bg Linux - Networking 1 06-13-2006 09:05 AM
Debian or Ubuntu (Desktop or Server) ljeevan Linux - General 2 06-06-2006 05:26 AM
LXer: Printing with Ubuntu: Insights for a quick and easy Ubuntu printer installation LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 06-03-2006 10:54 AM
UBuntu as a desktop PC Black Raptor Ubuntu 3 07-05-2005 07:49 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration