Linked by Andy Richter on Thu 11th Dec 2003 10:46 UTC
Red Hat When I volunteered to do this review I quickly realized that I was asked to review 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server' and not just 'Red Hat Linux'. Then panic set in. How different was this going to be from regular old Red Hat that I've used and relied on for years? Is this going to be a whole new Red Hat with a whole bunch of advanced features that I wouldn't be able to talk about either because I missed them or because I'm not qualified?
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Graphical Interfaces and ncurses
by none on Thu 11th Dec 2003 05:29 UTC

Your point about GUI's is very valid. I as a reader did not take your wording as being negative in any way, shape or form. I was expressing a personal preference.

The typical default GUI install leaves x listening to ports ~6000-6047 (if I remember correctly). Since its a server, there is really no need to use those resources for a GUI. Personally I believe that a person could use CLI or a ncurses config tool as easily as a GUI without using as many system resources.

People, I ask forgiveness. I was not trying to smack GUI's. They are a very useful and powerful tool. My only point that I wanted to convey is of choice. I would love to see more ncurses tools. GUI's are a wonderful. All I wanted to see was a choice. I should have explained myself in a more appropriate manner.

Sorry Andy Richter and people. I didn't not mean to start a GUI war. Please accept my sincerest apologies.