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    Add GUI to server?


    I am building my first server. I'll be using Centos. I know next to nothing about Linux. It will be located in my home behind my cable modem and firewall. Its purpose is development.

    Originally, I was just going to select the Server option, but now am considering Desktop-Gnome, Desktop-KDE, and Server-GUI. My reason for doing so is just to see what these other applications are like and that maybe it will be easier for me to navigate around when I am learning.

    Any suggestions? Thanks
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    I add gnome on my servers (Fedora). I can't configure my router without a GUI so I need the ability to run a web browser from the server. If you want you can configure your server to start in runlevel 3 then start the gui only when you need to use it.
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    Thanks Doug,

    Do you know anything about "Server-GUI"? I don't know if it is specific to only CentOS or also to Fedora.
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    Originally Posted by NotionCommotion
    Thanks Doug,

    Do you know anything about "Server-GUI"? I don't know if it is specific to only CentOS or also to Fedora.
    I don't know. You can usually find some starter information with
    yum info Server-GUI
    if it's a package. I avoid CentOS for various reasons, but it is a RedHat copy and with Fedora I'm comfortable installing a yum package then if I don't like it uninstalling it, uninstalls clean up after themselves pretty well these days.
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