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Old 01-19-2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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need to setup file server for use with XP, use desktop or server?


Hi all. New here, and to Linux in general, so please be patient.

I want to replace an XP Pro installation that I was using as a file server, with Ubuntu 6.10. I have both Desktop and Server burnt to CD. I believe I need to use Samba server...? The system will probably not have 'net access, the IP will blocked to external access at the router.

My main question is this:

Is there any difference between Server and Desktop, apart from the fact that Desktop has a GUI? Can Desktop do everything that server can do? I have not played with command line systems before, and don't have a lot of time to get it right at the moment, so I'd prefer to have a GUI to use if possible.

TIA, Will

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Old 01-19-2007, 11:56 PM   #2
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Server will probably have the gui is my guess, but whereas the desktop probably has an mp3 player, I doubt the server does, and I guess the desktop won't have apache which the server will.


Go the server
 
Old 01-20-2007, 12:01 AM   #3
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Server will probably have the gui is my guess, but whereas the desktop probably has an mp3 player, I doubt the server does, and I guess the desktop won't have apache which the server will.


Go the server
Hi, another Aussie
I have installed the server edition and tried to install a Gnome GUI, I get the GUI login, but nothing from there... Any idea how to get the Gnome to work as the GUI does on Desktop?

Thanks heaps, Will
 
Old 01-20-2007, 12:47 AM   #4
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See if this helps

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ubuntu+xserver
 
Old 01-20-2007, 12:48 AM   #5
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The only difference between the server and desktop install is the desktop install has a GUI. The desktop install can do everything a server install can.
You can install the server version and turn it in to a desktop version by installing "ubuntu-desktop" (for Gnome), "kubuntu-desktop" (for KDE) or "xubuntu-desktop" (for xfce)
 
Old 01-20-2007, 01:26 AM   #6
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The only difference between the server and desktop install is the desktop install has a GUI. The desktop install can do everything a server install can.
You can install the server version and turn it in to a desktop version by installing "ubuntu-desktop" (for Gnome), "kubuntu-desktop" (for KDE) or "xubuntu-desktop" (for xfce)
Perfect, thanks heaps for the answers... Running off to install desktop...
 
  


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