Could someone please explain to me...

March 24, 2010 at 11:29:03
Specs: Linux Mint 7/Windows XP.
What some of the differences are between PCLinuxOS BEL (Server), and Ubuntu Server are?.

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March 24, 2010 at 15:24:18
The exact differences would be listed at under each distro's list of applications and the base OS. If not there you'd have to use the distro's web pages for the exact makeup of each distro.

From a general point of view the distro's sources would be of note and it's support of hardware and applications might be a worthwhile bit of info.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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March 24, 2010 at 20:25:28
Awesome, thanks. If I were to however choose PCLinuxOS 2007/2009, would I still be able to have the server feature that the Business Edition of PCLOS has?..Or is that not exclusive to that distro?..I've seen a screen shot of 2007 where you could set up a web server or etc.

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March 25, 2010 at 18:36:32
Most distros offer a way to add in software in an easy form. Otherwise it is almost always possible to install applications from other sources.

Almost any distro can set up a web server and other server tasks such as ssh, open ldap, sftp, java, dns, dhcp, tftp, and many other apps.

Server OS's tend to be absent of a GUI. You may wish to start with one that has a gui and later advance to a single purpose server.

Most distro's for sale offer support of some time and fashion but they normally have to offer a free version based on legal reasons. They may only offer source like RH.

I'd suggest that you start with live cd's and run virtual machines or bootable usb flash drives for as many distro's as you wish to try. When you get one that you like then consider making a box with it.

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