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Old 03-23-2010, 05:43 AM   #1
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Question what is the best desktop to install in VPS?


hi experts,

i need to setup a demo desktop environment for ppl to try out a java based gui. i need to put this demo on a VPS server, run a vncserver, and use a web-based vnc viewer for ppl to access to it.

the question now comes to:
what is the best desktop environment for this case, 1. my vps server only has about 200m memory left 2. i need to have java swing set running 3.it doesn't have to be cool, but it needs to be quick.

i heard that freeNX is quicker, but i doubt there will be a web-based viewer around.

i tried both gnome and xfce4 on my virtual machine and vnc to it, strangely i found out gnome is somehow faster than xfce4 which is supposed to be otherwise.

so experts, which desktop is best for my case?

thank you very much.
 
Old 03-23-2010, 10:13 AM   #2
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Whatever you like and does what you need it to do. I would be inclined to trim back from a "desktop environment" to a "window manager" like blackbox or windowmaker if your ram is very limited.
 
Old 03-23-2010, 09:20 PM   #3
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am i able to run java client on top of them? especially SAP GUI for java
 
Old 03-23-2010, 10:12 PM   #4
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Yeah I'd use like mentioned just a light window manager. Gnome and KDE use a lot of power and RAM which you appear to not have much of left over.
 
Old 03-26-2010, 02:56 PM   #5
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Absolutely you can run a java gui on top of them unless the java gui requires something specific out of the ordinary most window managers should be able to support the app.
 
  


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