Server GUI (Was Re: Mac look alike)

Andrew Farris flyindragon1 at
Sun Nov 29 19:06:19 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-11-29 at 12:39 -0500, Bob wrote:
> Is there a way to run a gui for the server end? Someone like myself
> that is tired of using MS does not  have a whole lot of time entering
> and learning code. I would love to use Umbuntu but for 100.00 for ms
> server home it seems almost worth it to stay with MS. 

Please don't hijack threads. The only reason I even noticed your
question was because because I'm going through my inbox and violently
purging all references to this stupid ongoing linux vs. mac vs. windows

to install a deskop environment on your server you have 2 options:
     1. Install a standard desktop environment, then install your server
        apps on top of it
     2. Install a server environment/apps then install a GUI. 

My guess would be that you want the latter...and if this is the case,
after running the installer and setting up your server, run the
    sudo apt-get install gnome

This will get you a basic gnome environment without a lot of the fluff
that the full desktop environment brings in.

Hope that helps.

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