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[ale] Web server OS

I'll second the Ubuntu recommendation.  However, if you are truly a total
and complete noob and you like a GUI, then there's nothing wrong with
installing the desktop version rather than the server one.  You can still
get to it via SSH, just like the Server version, but you also have the
option of using VNC or X (I've used Cygwin-X very nicely to have access to
my server and linux aps from a windoze machine) to maintain the server, as

Nothing against any of the other distrubitions out there, but Ubuntu seems
to have a lot of momentum right now, which means that there are plenty of
active forums for answering your questions.  I find most of my solutions by
googling "<topic> ubuntu" rather than "<topic> linux" because it narrows
down the possible answers, which is good for a hack like me.

The desktop suggestion assumes that you're not going to do anything to tax
the machine (basic low-volume wordpress, etc.) and that it's a realtively
modern machine.  If your "new" computer is a Pentium II or something, then
that's a whole 'nother ballgame.

Good luck.

Josh Kite

2008/12/22 Brian Schenken <brian.schenken at gmail.com>

> I'd go for Ubuntu server install.  Easy to maintain - wordpress is even a
> package.
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WordPress
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 10:57 PM, Jon Reagan <jreagan1990 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> hey folks... got a quick question.
>> I have a new computer that I will be using as a web server.  From past
>> experience, I know that the computer does not have any hardware that
>> presents compatibility issues.  So, with this in mind, which system
>> would y'all recommend for a complete noob looking to set up a
>> wordpress blog?
>> I have been using Ubuntu, as well as Fedora and Debian... but I am not
>> sure which is best (or rather, easiest) for me to use.
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Jon
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