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Old 02-08-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
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X Windows


Is X Windows necessary?
 
Old 02-08-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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Only if you want a graphical interface. The system doesn't actually require it to function, and in many cases (like servers) it is an unnecessary complication.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 01:28 PM   #3
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If you want to use some licensing software I encountered earlier today, then yes because the damn thing only provides a binary blob that uses a GUI to do the administration. Otherwise no, not at all. I never install X on servers because I can do everything I need to at the command line over an ssh connection. (Well, until today...)
 
  


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