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which one to consider for production server Ubuntu 10.10 -Latest version and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS-Long-term

Dear Experts:

I have purchased a hardware (server) which is ubuntu certified but this server is going to be working in a production environment like services of NFS and samba server and many guests running on this before installing the ubuntu i have a following doubts:
1. which version to be installed for the production environment is it 10.04 LTS or 10.10 latest
2. If install 10.04 LTS should i pay for it.

Please suggest. Thanks in advance.
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For production system I would pick the LTS version. Personally I'm using Fedora, but for production I'm using long term support distributions like CentOS.
Going with Fedora or Ubuntu(non LTS) makes You upgrade the system every 1/2 year or patch it by Yourself - very non-trivial.
If you install a server you generally hope it will work for few year without problem.
ubuntu LTS Server version will be supported until 2015
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