Installation Options

Ubuntu is made available in two main forms: the Desktop DVD and the Server install DVD. (This list does not including derivative distributions like Kubuntu or Lubuntu or less commonly used methods such as the network install disk.) For most people, the Desktop DVD is what you want. The Server install DVD can get a LAMP server up and running in about 20 minutes (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP), but, as you learn in this book, all these components are available to the Ubuntu default distribution. You can find a list of the currently available ISO images in a couple of places. An ISO image contains the entire contents of a CD or DVD in a single file that can be used as if it were a CD or DVD and which can be burned to a physical ...

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