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Re: [SLUG] Ubuntu Server LTS
- To: Steven Tucker <tuxta2@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Ubuntu Server LTS
- From: Jake Anderson <yahoo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 00:17:46 +1100
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Steven Tucker wrote:
I will soon be replacing a Windows 2003 server in a small business with some Linux variant. Traditionally I have used Debian or Centos, I have been wary of using Ubuntu (whether justified or not, I was not confident with it on a server).
Im now slowly being won over with others telling me how successful their ubuntu server installs have been, so now Im considering using ubuntu server edition.
My question is ...... the next LTS version is 10.04, but my deployment will likely be in January. What do people think the best course of action is? install 9.04 and upgrade, install last LTS (I think 8.10 ??) and upgrade, install last LTS and dont upgrade or go my traditional route and use Centos or Debian.
I really hope this does not become a distro flame war, its really not intended (or wanted), just some idea's and hopefully experience. Unless people have specific reasons they would not use Ubuntu on a server, I am more interested in hearing thoughts on the Ubuntu upgrade path rather than using a different distro (unless of course it is justified, not just distro preference).
yeah go 9.10, it seems pretty spiffy from a desktop POV.
I have found ubuntu server upgrades to be much nicer than the average
desktop upgrade, I spose there is less stuff on a server and hence less
to go wrong.
I wouldn't be too worried about tracking the current release on a
server, give it a month or two after release to make sure any kinks are
worked out and go for it ;->
But then I have only updated as needed for hardware support and feature
additions, like somebody said if it ain't broke.