Ubuntu Server13.10

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The Server Edition of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux

editor's review




Welcome to the Saucy Salamander edition of Ubuntu Server, a special flavor of the Ubuntu Linux operating system tailored for people who want to deploy dedicated servers with minimum effort and is a shortest time as possible.

Availability and supported architectures

Ubuntu Server 13.10 was officially announced by Canonical on October 17, 2013 and will be supported with security patches and software updates until July 2014. The release can be downloaded from Softpedia as CD-size ISO images for the 64-bit, 32-bit, 64-bit Mac and ARM Hard Float TI OMAP4 architectures.

Boot options

Default boot options include install Ubuntu Server, multiple server install with MAAS, check disc for defects, test memory, boot from first hard disk, and rescue a broken system.

Install Ubuntu Server in 10 minutes

Even if it still uses a text-mode installer that was popular a decade ago, Ubuntu Server can be installed in no more than 10 minutes, as you'll only have to select a language, location, keyboard layout, enter a hostname, set up users/passwords and timezone, partition the disk, select and install software packages, as well as to install the boot loader on a local disk.

Fine tune Ubuntu Server to your needs with a wide range of server-specific packages

An Ubuntu Server system can be tuned to your needs, allowing you to choose from installing an OpenSSH server, DNS server, LAMP server, mail server, PostgreSQL database server, print server, Samba file server, Tomcat Java server, or Virtual Machine host.

Bottom line

Summing up, Ubuntu Server 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) proves one again that the server flavor of Ubuntu Linux has finally reached maturity and needs no introduction. Keep in mind that this version will only be supported until July 2014, which means that you should start migrating your servers to the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) release.

Ubuntu Server was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 28th, 2014
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