I want to know the difference because I want to install a base system only (without all the bloat that comes with the standard Desktop edition). Using the alternative install CD gives me an option to do a command-line install and I read that using the server edition will install the base system + some server related packages (e.g. web or mail servers).
The computer is a personal laptop which I will use for personal purposes. I feel that using the server edition is a bit of an overkill (given by the name -- server edition) but I fear that if I do use the alternative command-line install, some drivers may be missing.
So, which should I use? Server edition? Or Alternative Desktop edition with command-line install?