Ubuntu Domain Server

Shentino shentino at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 11:03:17 UTC 2009

I can't very well speak as a "heavy iron" type server administrator but as
an "end user peon", so to speak, I have found that GUIs add convenience, and
in many cases "point and click" is faster and more convenient than doing
everything on a command line.  Doubly so if due to a caffeine shortage I'm a
bit of a sloppy typist.
My two cents.

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 3:41 AM, Ryan Dwyer <ryandwyer1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> OK, I take back that statement to some degree.
> I just can't picture a small or medium sized business installing any CLI
> operating system when all they want is a basic domain or file server. I get
> the impression that Server Core is only used by large businesses with their
> own dedicated IT team.
> -Ryan
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 8:54 PM, Thierry Carrez <thierry.carrez at ubuntu.com
> > wrote:
>> Ryan Dwyer wrote:
>> > The vast majority of system administrators are Windows admins. Windows
>> > admins won't use anything without a GUI, so making it CLI only would be
>> > shooting yourself in the foot.
>> So Windows admins won't use Windows Server 2008 "Server Core" [1] ?
>> Note the interesting quote from Andrew Mason:
>> Andrew Mason, a program manager on the Windows Server team, noted that a
>> primary motivation for producing a Server Core variant of Windows Server
>> 2008 was to reduce the attack surface of the operating system, and that
>> about 70% of the security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows from the
>> prior five years would not have affected Server Core.
>> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2008#Server_Core
>> --
>> Thierry Carrez
>> Ubuntu server team
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