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Old 05-31-2009, 02:42 AM   #1
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Difference among Desktop, Workstation and Server?

What is difference between these three?
While i was installing I made Fedora Core as Workstation although I don't know the specific difference among there.
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Originally Posted by jiwan View Post
What is difference between these three?
While i was installing I made Fedora Core as Workstation although I don't know the specific difference among there.
There's an old document which describes each type as:
Personal Desktop
This is the default installation type. It provides a graphical working environment with an office suite, Internet applications and multimedia software.

This installation type includes the software installed on a Personal Desktop, and adds software for development and systems administration. Choose this installation type if you plan to compile software from source code.

This installation type provides network servers such as the Apache Web server and the Samba suite of services, and administration tools. This installation type provides no graphical environment by default.
I'm not familiarized with Fedora, but judging by the screenshot on that page, I'd say you were supposed to have been given the description of each of the types when you were given the ability to choose between them.

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There is no strict borderline between the three categories. By installing or removing a few software packages you will already be able to switch from one category to the other. Even the Desktop category has a few servers running by default, like X, cups and some more.

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