"A number of pundits like to bemoan Linux's supposed lack of an
integrated server stack, and wail about the difficulty of figuring
out what you need, and how toilsome it is to install all the pieces
separately, and how arduous it is to configure everything after you
have found and installed all the separate pieces. Fortunately
they're wrong, because there have long been a number of specialized
Linux-based server distributions to choose from: XAMPP, Trixbox,
Zeroshell, AsteriskNOW, CitadelBBS, various Red Hat editions,
various Mandriva versions, FreeNAS, and dozens more. Ordinary
general-purpose Linux distributions like PCLinuxOS, Fedora, and
Debian come with options for quick server setups. So the question
is not 'where are all the integrated Linux server stacks,' but
'which ones meet my needs.'
"So in this two-part series we're going to dig into the
newly-released Ubuntu Server 7.10, take a look at its feature set
and system requirements, and decide if it is a worthy contender in
the Linux server stack category..."
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