Windows server vs Linux server
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 26, 2012
"Microsoft has a majority market share" - we all know bug #1. But this isn't true for the server market. (I think even Ms CEO admitted Linux has 60% of the server market. - But this figure is just a detail.)
My question is: Why is Linux more successful on the server market?
What are the differences between a Windows server and a Linux server? Not so much the technical details, but more why server admins choose one over the other.
I started another thread about command line differences:
But that is obviously just one aspect of it.
I run a Linux server so i know a little about that, but I do not know anything about Windows servers.
The only difference I know is that Linux is free of charge and also open software. But for a big company choosing a server platform, I am not sure these aspects are the most important?
Thanks for any input
Would MS dominate Linux with its Windows Server 2012?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 26, 2012
As uptill now Linux is the dominant Server OS in the world. But now MS is about to release Windows Server 2012 which is also the first Cloud OS. There are numerous news stories praising Windows Server 2012 and that it would be a success. Do you think that it would be able to subdue Linux server OSes and dominate the global server market as it has with its desktop OS?
Windows Server vs Ubuntu Server
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 24, 2009
Yes, I know this is a forum for ubuntu-stuff so the answer should be obvious...
I mainly want to know if what I want is possible with Ubuntu server and get 'pointed in the right direction'.
What I want:
* Create a 'Windows Domain' for Windows XP clients:
> All account information and privileges editable in the server.
> Users can login into any computer in the domain and have their desktop, wallpaper, documents, settings.
Would be really nice:
* Install software from the sever to all the clients (.msi(?))
* Integrate Mac OS X clients
* Integrate Linux clients
* How powerful (Processor & Ram) should the sever be for 10 clients? or 20?
* What things should I read up on that will help me achieve my goals? (SAMBA, LDAP, etc)?
(Off-topic)For the curious:
I want to help a non-tech-savy high-school-teacher friend setup a better environment in a computer lab at a local high school. And no, I wont be experimenting with this there.
Apache vs. Windows Server 2003
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 12, 2005
I was talking to a friend on AIM a few hours ago. My friend has some sort of an online hosting buisness and he said that after talking with alot of the companies before he would use their service they said that Windows Server was a better quality than Linux (what I presume to be Apache). But I argued that even if WS03 was better than Apache, Apache was free so you could use the money you saved from buying a free server on buying more server boxes to make up for it so their essentually even?
Without putting all the "Free & Open Software is better than propriatory no matter what" spin on it, is Windows Server better than Apache?
Oh and my friend is useing Linux (Apache) for his hosting needs because he can't afford a Windows Server. But if he has some money he said he would go with Windows...
Advantages of using Ubuntu Server over Windows Server
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 26, 2012
The hardware this is being installed is perfectly capable of running either. I just need the advantages of using Ubuntu over windows. I know its free, more secure, uses less resources, etc. I already have my heart set on it, I'm just trying to convince everyone else.
Windows server 2003 or Ubuntu Server?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 26, 2009
Hi guys im new here just getting into setting a server up ive only ever had the other side of it, currently studying cisco, but have been asked to set up a server and talk about the advantages and disadvantages of windows 2003 and ubuntu wondering if anyone can help me. I know ubuntu is open source free ect so just wondering on the other advantages / disadvantages hope you can help
Ubuntu can't connect to Windows server shares?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 8, 2012
I'm seeing a TON of threads about connecting to windows shares not working on Ubuntu 12. Thus far some people find uppercasing the domain works for unknown reasons, but that has not worked for me. If I use the nautilus method (alt+f2 or command line) regardless of how I case the domain I'm given the same error:
Could not display "smb://[server address]/[share name lowercased]
Error: Failed to mount windows share
Please select another viewer and try again
Huh? What's a viewer? Why is it lowercasing the share name when it has a capital first letter? Why is it not able to mount the share?
If I use the File -> connect to server method I'm also met with "Failed to mount Windows share" as an error at the top of the window.
Shares are hosted on Windows 2008 r2 servers on a domain. Client is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, not bound to domain, using local account. I'm not looking to bind, just connect to the shares using a domain account. This should be a very basic th
Help: Goodbye Windows Server Hi Ubuntu Server
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 5, 2008
I' am sure this question is posted too many times, and sorry of it is. Could not find any topics who helped me out on this.
I' am on Windows Small Business Server R2, but after i used the desktop version of ubuntu i' am addicted to the system stability and functions.
So i decided to get our business over to 2 Ubuntu Servers. The server now is as said an SBS server with exchange working.
I want to install 2 new servers that will take the role of my old server. 1 Server who does Domain/DHCP/Print server controller. And one witch will function as mail server. These to need a connection between because the mail server must be into the domain.
I' ve read several tutorials how to set up a simple OpenLDAP+Samba server but this does not cover the whole thing. And as said is a simple tutorial witch could not be compared to a fully working SBS server.
Then second thing is we have people working outside the company, the people need to r
[SOLVED] Any problem Ubuntu ISO from a Windows server?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 8, 2010
Can I download a Linux iso image from a Windows mirror? I don't see any problems, but my IT guy tells me that it just can't happen because a Linux download server uses a different protocol. But, I could be wrong...
Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows Server 2012 Sharing issues
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 5, 2013
I have tried to auto mount a share in ubuntu from a windows 2012 server that is acting as a File Server. The server uses Active Directory to grant access to the files being served. I installed cifs-utils on my ubuntu machine, and still can't mount the share. I am trying to do this by editing /etc/fstab.
Here is what's currently in my fastab:
//shareserver /home/userl/Windows cifs uid=1000,user=domain/user,password=pass 0 0
When I try to mount manually I get:
mount error(6): No such device or address
Also, when putting in the wrong password manually I get the error permission denied. When I put in the right password, however, that's when I get error 6. I'm not sure what's going on here.
Thanks to anyone who can help me with this problem.
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