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goseph
August 19th, 2010, 02:21 PM
Hi all!
2 Questions, sort-of.

I would appreciate some clarification as to what exactly the differences are between the different Ubuntu Flavours. Are all flavours essentially the server edition with different packages installed on top (Gnome, KDE, Unity, XFCE etc.) If you did "apt-get remove gnome-desktop", "apt-get install KDE-desktop" (or whatever they are called). Will what you get be identical to Kubuntu?



I have an 64-bit capable atom netbook and am thinking that I may as well make full use of that 64-bit goodness by installing the server edition + Unity interface instead of just the (32-bit) UNE. Will I be missing out on any non-desktop tweaks that would have come with UNE (eg. kernel optimised for intel atoms?) anything else like that? What do y'all think?

Thank-you community!

Luke

xangua
August 19th, 2010, 05:53 PM
what do you want┐ a server or a desktop┐

goseph
August 19th, 2010, 06:01 PM
what do you want┐ a server or a desktop┐

A desktop, for my netbook but I thought that it would be a good idea to make full use of the 64 bit capable processor but UNE doesn't come as a 64 bit image.

snowpine
August 19th, 2010, 06:03 PM
Server Edition is only necessary if you plan to run a server; it has a special server kernel and server-specific apps that you probably don't need.

The best idea for your plan is to install using the Minimal CD:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal

Or, you can just wait until Unity is released (October I think); that would be the easiest. :)

goseph
August 19th, 2010, 07:22 PM
Server Edition is only necessary if you plan to run a server; it has a special server kernel and server-specific apps that you probably don't need.

The best idea for your plan is to install using the Minimal CD:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal

Or, you can just wait until Unity is released (October I think); that would be the easiest. :)

Oh! How interesting! That sounds really good.