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    Well here goes... [Ubuntu]

    Last time I did anything with Unix (aside from my webserver stuff on a commercial VPS system) was about 3 years or more ago so I'm dipping my toe in the waters again with Ubuntu 7.04 server and taking to the joys of VMWare in the process.

    So far I have to say I'm impressed and with a little luck I could get a suitable test machine up and running.

    The only hiccup so far was the /etc/rc.local freeze but that's simple enough to solve http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=413975 then of course you have the fun with expecting a root account but finding it doesn't get setup.

    Me' thinks I could be in for some fun here

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    Re: Well here goes... [Ubuntu]

    funny old thing i too revisited ubuntu this week (i previously dumped it as i could never a gui to load.) i managed to get it all loaded and came across some commands that connected to the internet and downloaded kubuntu desktop along with all the nice bits and oieces like open office etc, i'm just having a play now but have to say it seems very slow.

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    Re: Well here goes... [Ubuntu]

    slow? thats the first time I've heard someone say that actually! What seems slow? I know the bootup sequence is a bit long when you have a full desktop install (on a server install it takes about 6 seconds on my VMs at work), but overall it seems nippy to me.

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    Re: Well here goes... [Ubuntu]

    Uraken: What spec box are you running it on?

    Like Geoff (and others here too I would imagine), we're using Ubuntu 6.06 (Long-term support edition) on our Linux-based servers at the school which we have found to be quite stable.

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    Re: Well here goes... [Ubuntu]

    Remember, Gutsy is going to be the new LTS version. So new installs really should use a Gutsy base unless there's a pressing reason not to.

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    Re: Well here goes... [Ubuntu]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Remember, Gutsy is going to be the new LTS version. So new installs really should use a Gutsy base unless there's a pressing reason not to.
    Hardy (8.04) will be the next LTS version.

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    Re: Well here goes... [Ubuntu]

    Really? Oh ok. My mistake

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    Re: Well here goes... [Ubuntu]

    to be fair i'm running it on my lappy in a vm using about 512mb of ram the lappy has a 1gb i think its a graphics issue and i can't install vmware tools on it as it says it can't find the right ones.
    a couple of quick questions (sorry i'm probally hijacking the thread).
    1. i got kubuntu desktop installed working ok, does this give me access to all that ubuntu offers or is anything hidden away under the bonnet? the desktop is great and saves me having to mess with too much so i hope so.
    2. is there a joomla installer for ubuntu? i want to try and set up the edugeek template stuff on here.

    thats all for now no doubt there will be a stack more

    as always thanks in advance.

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    Re: Well here goes... [Ubuntu]

    1. With Kubuntu all of the K apps are available by default but not the gnome specific ones - you'll have to tick some options. IMHO K is the more complete environment.
    2. Just stick on LAMP & then: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Joomla

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    Re: Well here goes... [Ubuntu]

    Mark can i install lamp into the install via the boot cd i seem to remeber there being that option or can it be done within the gui?

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    Re: Well here goes... [Ubuntu]

    ^ Once you've already installed the OS, no you cant use the option you saw in the boot menu. But if you reinstall the os you can, just remember to select the GUI if you want one as the LAMP install wont give you one by default.

    Or you could just use the synaptic package manager GUI. Or goto the terminal and follow one fo the many guides to use apt-get to install the LAMP. Just google "ubuntu lamp guide"

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