I'm going to build myself an Ubuntu home server for file storage, video streaming, FTP, etc..
I'm not really that familiar with Ubuntu, or Linux for that matter and am wondering if I should install the desktop version or the server version? What are the pros/cons?
I've heard somewhere that the version is pretty much the same, just that desktop version contains GUI and some other video optimization and software for the regular user.
But the fact that I'm not quite familiar with commands etc, should I take the difficult road and install server edition? If so, is there any good guides/ebooks about the topic Ubuntu server.
This is a private server, so only I will have access to it. The whole thing about monitor, I'm not sure about yet. I'm thinking about building myself a LackRack from Ikea furniture and putting it there with a maintenance monitor-keyboard setup. My main computer is a Windows OS, so I will use OpenSSH and Putty whenever I can.
The reason I'm leaning a bit towards desktop version is that with the GUI, it's probably a bit easier to have control and organization over the system.