Linked by lopisaur on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
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RE: Big deal...
by ozonehole on Sat 26th Jun 2010 03:08 UTC in reply to "Big deal..."
ozonehole
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2006-01-07

On a server, you don't need to run X at all. Indeed, Ubuntu Server Edition does not include X. Of course, that means you must do everything in text mode, which is not much fun if you're also going to use the machine for other things.

For many people, it would definitely be nice to have the ability to run X on a server without compromising security. Actually, I've wanted to do that myself. So I would say that this is very good news. Thus, a big "thank you" to the developers from me.

Edited 2010-06-26 03:10 UTC

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RE[2]: Big deal...
by bert64 on Sat 26th Jun 2010 07:37 in reply to "RE: Big deal..."
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Why not run the X11 apps remotely, displaying them to your workstation?
It is extremely bad practice to run X11 itself on a server, and many servers don't have onboard video or have an extremely lowend card intended only for the initial installation.

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