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Downloading the Ubuntu Server Edition of Linux

Downloading the Ubuntu Server Edition of Linux

When setting up a server, you typically do not need any of the end-user applications or facilities that you do on the client, but you do need the more server-based utilities that allow you to, for example, configure your network, share files, etc.

Rather than install a desktop edition of Linux, then have to remove all the things you don't need (-and download all the server stuff that you do), some Linux distros provide a server edition of their O/S ..

Rather than install a desktop edition of Linux, then have to remove all the things you don't need (-and download all the server stuff that you do), some Linux distros provide a server edition of their O/S (-which may or may not be free). Ubuntu is one such distro and Canonical do not charge you for the privilege! As Ubuntu is one of the easiest Linux flavour for non-experts to get up and running, we are going to give instructions here on how to download Ubuntu Server Edition from an Ubuntu desktop system.

Firstly, open up a browser and navigate to the Ubuntu Website:

Downloading Ubuntu Server Edition

Click on the "Download Ubuntu Server for Free" link and this will take you to the download page:

Download Ubuntu Server for Free Link

Select the server image you require (-use 64 bit if your processor supports it, otherwise use the 32 bit version) and click the "Start Download" button.

Note: that the server edition is a lot smaller than the desktop edition (-it's nicely stripped down), so the download should only take a few minutes

Once the download of the .iso image has finished, your browser will alert you to the fact that the download is complete:

Download of Ubuntu Server has Completed


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