What would LMDE 3 give me over Debian Stretch for my server?

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CTGreybeard
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What would LMDE 3 give me over Debian Stretch for my server?

Post by CTGreybeard » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:24 am

To LMDE3 or not to LMDE3 ... you know the quote ... I've got a project to replace an older Mac Mini with an INTEL NUC box. I am also planning on getting a new Mintbox when the new ones come out in June. The server, though, is up in the air as to what I put on it. It will run generally headless with admin via SSH and Webmin, as it will just be serving stuff it really doesn't need a GUI. I've got a Stretch VM right now that I've built in the basic configuration that I'm pretty happy with. Then I began to think about LMDE as an option.

So I have two questions: what would LMDE give me over bare Debian Stretch in this scenario and, should I wait for LMDE3 here if that is the right way to go?

The server is serving up, in no particular order: DNS, small web page, Postfix, MySQL, reverse proxy.

Thoughts?

Bill W
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Re: What would LMDE 3 give me over Debian Stretch for my server?

Post by Nuts2u » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:42 pm

Buy a Synology NAS. You will get the linux kernel, beautiful DSM to manage your device. Plus it will host all the apps you are currently running on your old serve.
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Re: What would LMDE 3 give me over Debian Stretch for my server?

Post by MintBean » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:56 pm

Personally I prefer my Ubuntu server to the Synology I used to own. Something like Webmin gives you a decent web interface ala DSM.
LMDE wouldn't add anything worthwhile to a server. It's not what it's designed for after all.

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