or does it require a specific flavor of Linux?
Also, does the server need a GUI?
yes, I've had the cmode simluators running under vmware on Ubuntu.
GUI? never tried without.
7.x sims will work fine with Ubuntu.
The 8.X sims are all VMware VMs...
7.x sims can do ha failover, 8.x sims can not.
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