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Ubuntu Server Edition: GUI Or No GUI, And Does It Matter?

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| There’s been a lot of ink spilled—er, pixels fired—about Canonical’s decision
| not to offer a graphical interface in the server edition. The debate is
| understandable. After all, given Canonical’s professed commitment to ease of
| use, it might seem a bit strange that Ubuntu Server Edition should not come
| with some kind of desktop environment by default.
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http://www.workswithu.com/2008/10/15...oes-it-matter/

If the server runs uninterrupted for months or years, there's little need for
intervention anyway.


Related:

10 Reasons Why the Command Line is More User-Friendly than the Desktop

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| Keying is faster than mousing.
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| It's easier to both give and get help.
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| Repetitive stress injury comes from the mouse, not the keyboard.
|
| Commands are standard where GUIs are not.
|
| [...]
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http://penguinpetes.com/b2evo/index....&c=1&tb=1&pb=1


Linux on the line: musings on the CLI / GUI flip-flop

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| People are a funny lot. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. And
| one person’s primary means of instructing a computer is met with disdain by
| another. There’s a perennial battle between mousers and keyboard jockeys,
| and “what’s in” appears to go in cycles. *
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/15449/1141/


Geek to Live: The command line comeback

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| The advent of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) forever
| revolutionized personal computing. A windowed system with point
| and click icons made computers usable for anyone who couldn't deal
| with a black screen and a prompt waiting for arcane textual commands.
| But in recent years, this enormous interface change is coming full
| circle. Amongst power users - and more and more, regular Joe's - the
| command line is making a comeback in modern web and desktop
| applications.
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http://www.lifehacker.com/software/c...ack-226223.php
http://tinyurl.com/y88w3w
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