what's the difference between server and desktop edition?
Ubuntu promises 3-year support for LTS desktop edition and 5-year support for LTS server edition.
If I understood correctly, this means that some packages (included in the SE) will receive security updates for 5 years, while others _may_ be left alone after 3 years.
Now, since the repositories are the same, and the components are named "main", "restricted", "universe" and "multiverse" (and not, say, "common", "server-only", "desktop-only") how can one determine whether a package belongs to the server edition and/or the desktop edition?
I believe that installing a bunch of extra packages onto a "server" is very common practice, so I 'd bet this question has been asked before. however, I could not find an answer. If you have pointers to one, please tell me.