GUI for Servers

Rashkae ubuntu at
Thu Jan 22 03:01:15 UTC 2009

Paul Gupta wrote:
> Rashkae wrote:
>> Mihamina Rakotomandimby (R12y) wrote:
>>> Rashkae wrote:
>>>>> Is it possible to install the graphic user interface on an Ubuntu server?
>>>> Install the ubuntu-desktop package.  (and/or kubuntu-desktop, or
>>>> xubuntu-desktop... you get the idea.)
>>> <joke> ubuntu-server-desktop </joke> ;-)
>> I wouldn't mind seeing such a package actually.
>> In my dream perfect world, it would include gnome and a handful of
>> useful apps that someone might need to use direct on a server (firefox,
>> thunderbird/evolution, GUI admin tool), but without gdm, or the more
>> user desktop specific extras, like the index search, network-manager, etc.
> You mean a *GASP* lightweight ubuntu?
> Whoever would have thought of such an idea?! 
> (<><>)

An interesting Idea, but not quite what I had in mind.  I like Ubuntu as
it is very much, but what I was implying was a meta package to install a
... *ahem* GUI environment suitable to be used on a server install.

(waits for the stream of Server doesn't need GUI, is better because it
needs less resources, etc etc. comment to stream past)

Server administrators who last breathed fresh air in the 70's need not
apply, of course.   But there is no harm in using a wee bit of disk
space to make the rest of us feel comfortable.

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