GUIs on servers and servergui factoid

Nicolas Valcárcel nvalcarcel at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 13 16:15:38 UTC 2008


Hi!

On Thu, 2008-03-13 at 08:45 -0700, Neal McBurnett wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:17:52PM +0000, Adam McGreggor wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 02:19:55PM -0700, Neal McBurnett wrote:
> > > I suggest this for a factoid entry, and will work with the folks in
> > > #ubuntu-ops to teach it to ubotu if folks like it:
> > > 
> > > servergui:
> > > 
> > >  Ubuntu server does not install a desktop environment or X11 by
> > 
> > is "desktop environment" defined elsewhere?
> 
> Not that I know of in ubotu, but I think it is a pretty common term in
> Ubuntu packages etc.
> 
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_environment
> 
> > >  default in order to enhance security, efficiency and performance.
> > >  !eBox provides a GUI management option via a web interface.  See
> > 
> > - !eBox provides a GUI management option via a web interface.  See
> > + !eBox provides a web interface to systems management users can install. See
> 
> Thanks for the feedback.
> 
> Your description is good, but I was trying to include the term that
> users think they are looking for - a gui for managing the system.  So
> I'll propose
> 
> !eBox provides a GUI system management option via a web interface.

I think it would be better:
!eBox provides a Web-based GUI for system management.

> 
> > >  https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ServerGUI for more background and
> > >  options.
> > 
> > (I think i've remembered correctly that ebox isn't going to be
> > installed, by default. That's correct, isn't it?)
> 
> I think so - thus it is an "option".
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Neal McBurnett                 http://mcburnett.org/neal/

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