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J. A. Calvo

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Installing the full Zentyal environment in Ubuntu Server
« on: December 30, 2011, 11:47:57 am »
Dear Zentyal users,

In the last few days we've announced the VM images for Zentyal 2.2, new and updated Zentyal development documentation and tools, and here comes the third and last "Zentyal present" of the year:

You now have the ability to turn a regular Ubuntu Server installation into a full Zentyal system like if you had used the official Zentyal installer, as some of you had requested.

What does exactly this mean? You can have the same LXDE environment with links to Firefox automatically opening the Zentyal administration interface, Zentyal boot logo instead of the Ubuntu one, etc.

To do this, you just need to add the official Zentyal repository and install the zenbuntu-desktop package. You can find more details in the Installation Guide.

We hope you'll enjoy it! Don't hesitate to report any issue you may find.

Happy New Year!
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Re: Installing the full Zentyal environment in Ubuntu Server
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 04:18:00 pm »
Thanks J. A.,

Zentyal is a great product as server ( it is not a small busines server, but almost an enterprice server )

Instead of using LXDE, you can install a light weight Gnome or KDE with a much bether performance and stability.
LXDE fails by copy a lot of directory's ( for example make an archive of data ).

Using the small Gnome or KDE is only active by manual startup ( command startx ) and under normal conditions it use no resources of the server.
You need also to install firefox also in this case.

Best regards,