[Smaug] Fedora 12 Beta now available

Peter Belew abcruzww at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 16:20:43 PST 2009


Regarding Ubuntu server ...

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 4:57 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Peter Belew (abcruzww at gmail.com):
>
>> Yes, as you and others have pointed out, stripping down what's
>> automatically installed by some distros is a good idea. Even better
>> would be a better control over installing the initial packages than
>> Ubuntu etc. provide.
>
> I remember finding not-difficult ways around that, but can't remember
> exactly how.  Of course, you can always just remove metapackage
> ubuntu-desktop (all the GNOME stuff), and then apt-get or aptitude in
> what you want.  But then, that's treating Ubuntu as a funny-looking
> Debian, and you might as well just go straight to Debian-testing, if you
> lean that way.
>
> Alternatively, start with Ubuntu Server, which is somwhat sparser.

Isn't it the case that Ubuntu Server is installed with a different
kernel and maybe some other items? You can use the Alternate Install
CD to install Ubuntu with the desktop kernel and no X. I think there
is some difference in resource allocation - not really sure.
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