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By daniel161 ยท 6 replies
Feb 15, 2007
  1. Hi everyone!

    What is the best (Free) Linux server os? I would prefer an easy to set up and run, I would also like a graphic interface b/c I am no good at command line interface!


    --Daniel L
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What do you intend to do with that server?

    Serve files, printers, web, database, mail, desktop, instant messaging, shell acounts, internet connections?

    And virtually any Linux can do any of these things. So just look up any of our "what's the best Linux distro" threads and make your pick.
  3. daniel161

    daniel161 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 80

    I want to do a very basic web page, as a test. And I want it to host mysql dbs.

    --Daniel L
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    OpenSuSE, (K)Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora are user-friendly and any of these will do just fine. Just make sure you get the latest version.
  5. daniel161

    daniel161 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 80

    Thanks for your help!

    --Daniel L
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,845   +897

    heck; you can load Apache 2 to your PC and get the same effect :)

    I even have it + MySQL loaded on my laptop!!! :giddy:
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

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