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will they make linux mint server?

Postby lfpagan797 on Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:08 am

will they make linux mint server?
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Re: will they make linux mint server?

Postby dequire on Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:26 pm

I'm not sure there would be a large market for this - esp. since most people run a server, i.e. Ubuntu Server, headless (no GUI). But what would make all the sense in the world would be a Mint Media Server 8) Esp. with, say, a good HTPC frontend inspired my all the cool Mint artwork we have here in the forums and on http://www.linuxmint-art.org/.

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Re: will they make linux mint server?

Postby DrHu on Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:42 pm

I am sure they could, except that they would then have to support it
--too many different distributions can stretch resources, even that they are very similar in their software and configurations..

And in that case will be up against Red Hat (in the USA, mainly) or Novell's Suse or Ubuntu, which has one already, and is no doubt trying to compete with Red Hat already..
http://www.europe.redhat.com/rhel/server/
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3 ... 424,00.asp
http://www.novell.com/products/server/
http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatIsub ... veredition
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Postby RedWagon on Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:11 am

Linux Mint is all about being easy to use and is targeted for people who aren't experienced with Linux. Making a Linux Mint server would be a move in the opposite direction, plus running servers on Linux Mint is no different than running a server on Ubuntu or Debian since everything is done via command line, which for servers is the better way to do things. I run a web, FTP, samba, ssh, and mySql server on my Linux Mint install and all you need is a command prompt window.
Also, creating a Linux Mint server would be splitting resources again which we don't really need.
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