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Old 04-25-2008, 04:56 AM   #1
Warkscol
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Little advice... with the Features and Functions..


hey guys, i am currently looking what server package to use and i would like (if possible) a brief description of the Features and functions of Linux Ubuntu Server.

cheers guys.

BTW it doesn't need to be too overboard, just a decision maker
 
Old 04-25-2008, 05:04 AM   #2
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just realized this may want moving to the newbie section?
 
Old 04-25-2008, 06:07 AM   #3
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hey guys, i am currently looking what server package to use and i would like (if possible) a brief description of the Features and functions of Linux Ubuntu Server.

cheers guys.

BTW it doesn't need to be too overboard, just a decision maker
Ubuntu will give you a stripped down install. 300-400M if I remember correctly using the alternate CD. Then you have to add what you need (there's not a lot of extra stuff loaded by default).
Remember that Ubuntu is Debian based, so you'll get about the same type setup.
For "lean machines" I prefer to use Ubuntu or Debian 4 machines, but for web page/email hosting I prefer to use RHEL4/5 or CentOS4/5.
Ultimately they'll all be the same. They all use Apache (there are some other variants but for the most part everyone will use Apache), they'll almost all use either VSFtpd or ProFTPd by default (once again, unless you install something different), etc. They will all put the config files in different places though.
Is there a more specific question you'd like to ask?
 
Old 04-26-2008, 10:12 AM   #4
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For me, the killer feature of Debian-based systems like Ubuntu is "live upgrade" that works - you can upgrade a running system to a new OS version from a command-line (or SSH session), reboot it once, and it's done - all of the supplied software will be at the new versions. This means that upgrading is so painless that people do it, rather than keep running obsolete systems to avoid the hassle of the upgrade (as happens with most OSes). Although people use yum to do live upgrades with RH-based systems, RH developers won't support it.

As jakev383 says, most of the software is not Ubuntu-specific, so the stuff here could probably apply to any of the major distributions:

http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whati.../serveredition

The AppArmor facility is a distinctive feature:

http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whati...tures/apparmor

SUSE also has it, but most distributions have no such functionality. Red Hat use SELinux instead, which has such a reputation for causing maintenance problems that many people won't work with it by choice.
 
  


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