what kind of OS should i choose ?

Hello guys

i trying to setup my own map server on my computer. My computer performence is CPU: i7 2.6Ghz, MEMORY: 8GB, HDD: 1 TB.
I am following (Manually building a tile server (12 04) http://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/manually-building-a-tile-server-12-04/) this tutorial.
first i need to choose OS. This tutotial recommended me to using Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) this version of linux. I searched this version from google.
Than i found this site http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/. In this site it has 2 kind of options those are Desktop and Server. Which one should i intsall it on my computer.

I believe that the choice of sever versus desktop is only in the initial set of packages that are installed with the Desktop one including things like an office suite, etc. Once you have either version installed you can add pretty much anything to either using the “sudo apt-get install xxx” command line method or using, at least on the desktop version, a GUI based software installer.

For what it is worth I recently setup a laptop using the desktop version of Ubuntu 12.04 and then easily added Apache, PHP5, etc. using the CLI. Forget exactly which package, but there was a package that installed the whole web server suite in one easy operation. Found the package using Google. So I don’t think it makes much difference for your use which you install.