which GUI?

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 12:53:39 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 3:00 AM, Patrick Asselman <iceblink at seti.nl> wrote:
> Okay I'm hoping to get some solid advice here, after I heard that you even
> advise on emptying anal glands...
> Ubuntu server 12.04.1 LTS
> Running on a server in a rack at some hosting company
> No physical access to the machine
> Some people need to get access to do stuff on there, but they don't really
> know Linux, so I need a GUI for them
> The GUI will only work via some remote desktop type system
> What is the best to install on this system? I'm thinking of some light
> weight no-nonsense window manager with a graphical login front-end,
> something that transports well via VNC (or some other system that you may
> recommend?). If it feels MS-Windows-like, that is a plus (because the only
> users of this GUI will be the ones that don't know Linux).

I'd never a GUI on any sort on a server but if that's your only
solution, I suggest Fluxbox.

You could even make it look like Windows by using fbpanel as in [1]
and using the top panel as the bottom one.

1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2012/11/msg00619.html

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