Welcome to the Natty Narwhal edition of Ubuntu Server, a powerful and easy-to-use-and-install server oriented Linux operating system based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. It has been designed from the ground up to help users install a dedicated DNS, mail, print, Samba, LAMP or OpenSSH server.
Availability and supported architectures
Ubuntu Server 11.04 was officially announced on April 28, 2011 and maintained until October 28, 2012. Users can download the product as CD-size ISO images for the 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) instruction set architectures.
The boot loader is a standard one, allowing the user to permanently install the Ubuntu OS as a server on a local drive, install the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud component, rescue a broken operating system, boot an existing OS from the first disk, perform a system memory diagnostic test, and check the disc's integrity.
Ubuntu Server's not so scary text-mode installer
Even if some people are scared by text-mode installers, they should know that the one used in Ubuntu Server is not that scary, as it requires them to choose a language, location and keyboard layout, set up the hostname and timezone, partition the disk, create a user, select and install software, as well as to install the boot loader.
Ubuntu as a dedicated server
Using Ubuntu as a dedicated server is a wise decision, as you can choose between installing a OpenSSH server, DNS server, LAMP server, Mail server, PostgreSQL database server, Print server, Samba file server, Tomcat Java server, or a Virtual Machine host.
Installing a server system was never so fun, as the Ubuntu Server 11.04 product provides users with a beautiful and easy-to-use text-mode installer that will allow anyone to install different server types in minutes and with minimum effort. Keep in mind that this version is no longer maintained and has been archived for historical purposes only.