[ubuntu] Server or Desktop and Hard drive help

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi there, I have a HP microserver at home, and im getting a little miffed by WHS 2011 not playing nicely. So im trying to decide what way is best to install Ubuntu for my server. I want GUI. I know you dont advise it but I want to be able to VNC on to the desktop at times through an SSH tunnel. So, is it better to install server edition and install a GUI which needs to start at each boot.... or, Is it better to go with desktop and then install the server bits like SSH etc on top. Also, my machine has 1 250GB HDD, a 2 TB HDD, and a 1TB HDD. The server will be used for downloading media (Hardware)