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The Official Ubuntu Book, Fourth Edition by Matthew Helmke, Corey Burger, Benjamin Mako Hill

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Chapter 5. The Ubuntu Server

What Is Ubuntu Server?

Installing Ubuntu Server

Ubuntu Package Management

Ubuntu Server Security

Advanced Topics

Summary

UBUNTU 4.10, LOVINGLY KNOWN AS WARTY WARTHOG, was the first public version of Ubuntu. Its installation media provided no obvious way to install the bare-bones OS without a full desktop environment. The system administrator crowds, easily irritable and feisty by nature, were greatly annoyed: They proclaimed Ubuntu was just a desktop distribution and sauntered back to their caves in contempt.

The next release of Ubuntu that came out, Hoary Hedgehog, rectified the problem and allowed for trivial installation of a minimal Ubuntu version suitable for servers. Yet the myth of Ubuntu as a ...

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