[ILUG] Ubuntu rocks.
lbedford at lbedford.org
Wed Apr 6 16:31:21 IST 2005
> Liam Bedford wrote:
>> ubuntu seems to be a perfectly good start for a server for me (though
>> the 6 month upgrade cycle might put me off. But if you're going to
>> consider FC for a server, ubuntu would seem to be better in almost all
>> areas. Not biased at all. me.. never).
> Ubuntu is a great desktop but you'll be left with heartache if you want
> a solid server, I reckon. Best go with something like Slackware where
> you're in control of the whole process from the ground up - as long as
> you're comfortable with that, of course. Or just use Debian - it's built
> to be rock solid. Ubuntu is built to be current and feature complete.
Debian is built to be rock solid? Huh? Stable might be stable, but it's
also archaic. And testing and unstable are definitely not rock solid.
They might work if you know what you're at.
And yes.. I'd love to use gentoo or slackware as my server. It's great
when I can't upgrade things easily, or have to have a pile of compilers
and development libraries that are superfluous on it.
> Defaults are great for something where there are expected behaviours
> such as desktops but server configurations vary wildly depending on
> their specific purposes - starting with a default is a dubious advantage.
So, you have a cd that installs a server, with all the required
settings, up front. So if I asked you to produce a server with
gstreamer, streaming media servers, and rsyncd, you could produce that?
You start from a base point (minimal install of RHEL or ubuntu or
whatever) and add what you want.
> I did note one annoyance in Ubuntu. Your keyboard layout is not added to
> X's configuration, just Gnome's. Major stubling block for a new user who
> uses a non-standard layout - can't log in! (I believe it just uses the
> default national layout).
I noticed something like that, but it didn't affect me.
I usually seem to get a dialog stating that X and GNOME disagree on
keyboard, and which would I like to use. But then I keep /home the same
over various different installs, so my desktop isn't typical.
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