[sf-lug] Ubuntu vs. Mandriva

Nathan Hoover nathan at foo-o-rama.com
Sat Apr 26 21:33:57 PDT 2008


It's also worth considering that there is a Myth-centric Ubjntu  
derivative (Mythbuntu) available.  I am considering it for when I get  
around to refreshing my current ubuntu 7.04 home server. There might  
be something similar available for mandriva but I am not aware of it.


Sent from my iPhone, please excuse brevity and/or typos.

On Apr 26, 2008, at 8:24 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:

> Paul Ward wrote:
>> I'm not all that concerned with the ease of use issue, since I'm
>> planning to build a headless server to act as a mailserver, firewall,
>> NAS and maybe a MythTV backend. I'll use the macs to ssh into it, so
>> I'm not really thinking about the desktop manager (I like KDE, but
>> might give gnome a try), and it would probably be fun to set up vnc
>> and do a full remote desktop. I'm aware that any distro can do what I
>> want, I guess I just wanted to know if there were any real  
>> differences
>> between a current champ and an old friend.
>> Paul Ward
>> Sent from my iPhone
> I use Ubuntu server 6.06 (LTS - Long Term Support) on my servers. I  
> get
> the advantages of apt-get and the repositories are supported until  
> 2011.
> I haven't tried Ubuntu 8.04 LTS as yet. I understand that direct
> migration from 6.06 to 8.04 (one LTS to another) was a significant
> consideration when designing upgrade paths. At least that's what I saw
> in presentations at Ubuntu Live last year. Maybe others on the list  
> can
> comment.
> Sameer
> -- 
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> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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