Freebsd vs. linux

Anthony Atkielski atkielski.anthony at
Mon Feb 14 23:15:21 GMT 2005

Chris writes:

> 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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