Linux Installation Types: Server Vs. Desktop


I have previously covered obtaining and installing Ubuntu Linux, and this time I will touch on desktop and server installations. Both types of installation address certain needs. The different installs are downloaded separately from Ubuntu. You can choose which one you need from

Regardless of the installation type, there are some similarities. Both utilize the same kernel and package manager system. The package manager system is a repository of programs that are precompiled to run on almost any Ubuntu system. Programs are grouped into packages and then packages are installed. Packages can be added from the desktop system graphical user interface or from the server system command line.

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