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    Default Recommendation on server platform for Open Source deployment

    I am considering using Ubuntu as my platform, but I have a couple of questions:

    1) Can I use 8.10?
    2) Should I use server or desktop edition?
    3) Any advantage to using 64-bit version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottChapman View Post
    I am considering using Ubuntu as my platform, but I have a couple of questions:

    1) Can I use 8.10?
    2) Should I use server or desktop edition?
    3) Any advantage to using 64-bit version?
    You'd be better using a supported LTS version, 64bit would depend on whether you have lots of RAM and lots of users.
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    Plus if you wanted to upgrade to NE in the future then one of the supported platforms would be a better bet

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    It is just for my family, which is about 10 users. I imagine I won't need more than 4G RAM.

    8.04 is LTS, so I am guessing I should just use that.
    What about server/desktop version? I am guessing server version...

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    Yes, 8.04 is the currently supported version and LTS is the server version isn't it? If not then use the server version. You'd probably get away with 2GB on the server but memory is cheap at the moment so go with 4GB and 32bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Yes, 8.04 is the currently supported version and LTS is the server version isn't it? If not then use the server version. You'd probably get away with 2GB on the server but memory is cheap at the moment so go with 4GB and 32bit.
    Hi Bill,

    FWIW, Ubuntu names their releases by "y.mo".

    Then, for each release, there is a Server version and a Desktop version. Certain y.mo versions are designated "LTS" and are then supported by Canonical for three years (Desktop) and five years (Server).

    There has never been a version that was released only for servers or only for desktops.

    I always also presumed Zimbra supports Ubuntu "Server" versions only, so saying "Zimbra is supported on Ubuntu 8.04" is enough to mean Zimbra is supported on Ubuntu 8.04 Server, which BTW happens to be an LTS version of Ubuntu.

    Apologies if I am telling you something you already know as I expect I am! ; just trying to be clear for the OP.

    All the best,
    Mark

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    Hi Mark

    No, I was never sure of the numbering and version id for Ubuntu so that's enlightened me as well. I did use the server version once for a test Zimbra install but it was a brief flirtation, I'll stick with CentOS & SUSE.
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