Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE: wm for a server?
by trenchsol on Tue 20th Nov 2007 11:29 UTC in reply to "wm for a server?"
trenchsol
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2006-12-07

I have been using Linux and FreeBSD as desktop last couple of yeas. Currently I am using SUSE.

It is the combination of GUI applications and usual UNIX command line programs that makes my life easier. I am a developer and many things in UNIX based systems are meant for developers. Even basic FreeBSD and Linux installation offers much to developer.


Everything in UNIX can be scripted. Daily tasks can be automatized with scripting. Even GUI applications can be scripted and integrated with command line programs. Microsoft is working on that too.

Another important thing are upgrades. With Windows one has to run with a pack, in a manner of speaking. If you don't follow the upgrade dynamics, you find yourself incompatible very soon. UNIX based are much more tolerant, and you can keep older system much longer. I need to have stable and predictable environment, and upgrades cost me time and money.

Even if you upgrade, or migrate to another machine, you can keep old configuration files. Everything is in the configuration files.

I have never tried Windows with SFU (services for UNIX). I wonder if I would find that combination usable and useful. I hope someone will share Windows/SFU experiences with us.

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