Windows or Linux?


#1

Hi Guys,

Would love to know peoples thoughts on linux vs windows as I’ve been told linux is a lot better for a server environment? if you could recommend a linux version what would be the most suitable for running InvoicePlane?

thank you guys!


#2

Oooh. You are opening up a real can of worms here.

My own opinion is that Linux is better, It is more robust and flexible, and you have more options available to you. Having said that, I am not too familiar with Windows servers,

I suggest you install Linux and give it a try, If there is any particular question you have you can always ask here.


#3

@leeboulton definitely a can of worms, focus on Linux server.
Do you want to host invoiceplane on a server in your office?
Think of this option:
a server on, let’s say, Digital Ocean.
an address, say, https://office.leeboulton.com
that way you do not need that server in your office, the server is hosted somewhere safe and your employees can access it from anywhere


#4

I knew I was opening a can of worms but this needs to be said as windows server edition costs a fortune, and yes to access InvoicePlane on the same network via other laptops and pcs :slight_smile:


#5
  1. install docker on a PC
  2. docker will give you a linux setup
  3. docker will serve you the invoiceplane site
    That way you don’t need a windows server

#7

Linux all the way. Which distribution to use? I’m using arch linux on all my home devices and servers. Have been for years and still love it, I wouldn’t want another distro anymore. I’ve tried though but the arch way is really the best way for me.

If you want to get a windows-like experience, why don’t you try ubuntu?
It has been said before, windows costs a fortune, it isn’t as stable. I feel that even in 2019 this is still true. In the beginning, I have kept a windows PC to be able to game, but even that is history with valve’s “steam”. Just go for it, you’ll never go back once you get the hang of it.