Elive version for servers

Elive has very nice and unique features for servers (like dotfiles, tmux configured, zsh features, etc), just like other features related to servers (basically things that i personally used for the servers of elive)

What do you think about making a version of Elive for servers? it sounds like a separated project (we don't want to bloat the website with extra subversions), but even better: not like an iso, just pick your debian option in your server and install elive features / packages, and select a server service, all in a shot

Do you think this will help making elive more known to the world?

Not sure if it would make Elive more known but it would surely make the offer more mature than just a live_desktop that's installable.

Maybe even 2 versions:
One headless installable server and a second that's "read-only" for on CD/DVD or USB.
The latter would only require a reboot if compromised (or messed up by the admin :runaway:)

I had a "wordpress" virtualbox instance running on Ubuntu server for a while (they have an .ova). That by itself is definitely not a bad idea but Wordpress being what it is, is too bloated and not very reasuring - security wise.
This virtualization thingy opens up some nice possibilities like concurent, multiple servers -if the hardware is up to it.

= .... when you have time for it .....

aha, I thought so.
Later then.


In continuation of my comment on the Wikipedia thread, if this version for servers has the same efficiency effect than the usual one, there's a chance that it will have again more potential success: on servers, efficiency & security are mains qualities!
In efficiency, there's too the maintenance aspect: what could you tell us about it in compare with other Linux (even if we (I) aren't specialists)?
Some special things secure wise?


Probably another kernel, too.
Then a fully other level of maintenance,
people expect reliability at first.
There is a reason for that some few distros
has turned their activities on server variants only.

no, the idea is a normal debian "featured" by elive

so, no other distro (and no elive, no maintenance), just a normal debian, but with elive features (mostly for terminal)

elive has many things for destkop, all those things could not be included for a server version

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That is because there is money to be made there, at least Red Hat makes a profit..... but they're the only one.
I didn't get the impression that @Thanatermesis was thinking of offering an enterprise grade server but more of a relatively safe home-server image.
Mainly NAS-file, ssh, web server and/or running personal stuff.