I have noticed that Ubuntu has a server version. I wonder how well that would work with Edbuntu??
If you take all the desktop features and applications out of any
version of Ubuntu (i.e. Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, "Christian Edition", etc.), you have a copy Ubuntu Server.
Basically, the server edition is just a baseline installation minus all the GUI and productivity enhancements of all the regular versions.
FWIW, it's harder for a beginner to work with UbuServ since it doesn't have a GUI to fall back on. Which is also exactly why the power users and wonks prefer it.
If you're going to play with Ubuntu server, you'll probably want to do an apt-get
and install Webmin
too. Webmin is a handy thing to have until you get some familiarity with the command line and 'discover' where the various config files are located.