Freebsd vs. linux
atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr
Mon Feb 14 23:15:21 GMT 2005
> That's a matter of point of view. If the user using FBSD uses a WM of
> his/her choice, and they are happy with the way if works - there isn't
> an issue.
Perhaps, but in a more objective sense, GUIs are an unnecessary
complication on servers. Most of the time, nobody is looking at the
monitor. Sometimes there is no monitor. A GUI just squanders resources
on a server that might need those resources for something else someday.
None of the server operations that a sysadmin might have to carry out
needs a GUI. Operations that must be done remotely are a thousand times
faster to do with a simple terminal CLI than with a bandwidth-hogging
GUI. And the present of a GUI on the server destabilizes the machine,
for reasons I have already explained.
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