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    best linux for a server


    hi i have got a server runnig windows 2003 server but its only a 30 day thing

    so when it runs out i am going to stall linux which have been told is better for a server .

    i need to know which is the best linux to use for it and it must be canny easy version of linux as i am a newbie to linux .

    also my other pcs in the house are running vista . but my main pc i use is running windows xp mc

    will it be easy to conect to my server from windows and if so what do i need to use
    thank you for any help you can give me with this

    jetli68

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    I use Debian GNU/Linux.
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    PuTTY Download Page

    this is what I use to connect to linux machines from windows machines, you just have to make sure the linux machine has ssh enabled

    CentOS is pretty good for a server and relatively easy to use, also ubuntu server is good too

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    i have downloaded ubuntu server will i be able to use putty like Remote Desktop Connection what windows uses so i can take over server when i need to and use it if i was in front of it ?

    tia

    jetli68

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    putty is for SSH access, with command line capability, you can enable X forwarding, provided the machine you're running putty from has an X server enabled

    Ubuntu server by default has no X server, so you can not remote into it that way, servers don't need those things, they take up valuable system resources, if you would like an easy to use interface to control the server with, I recommend Webmin

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    Cent OS is a First Choice for Enterprise.

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    honestly I think just like everything else in Linux, this comes down to personal choice. If you want really really stable I'd say Debian, a bit cutting edge, Ubuntu. Basically any server OS in Linux will give you very similar features
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