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Old 11-14-2018, 02:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is their a version of linux with no GUI for desktop use.

As the title says. Is their a version of Linux with no GUI for desktop use. Not a server based OS but desktop use.

Something CLI only ..

Does anyone know.
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Default Re: Is their a version of linux with no GUI for desktop use.

Lots; I'm not a nix guy really but IIRC the desktop/gui is more like a module addon than an integrated part. I know it's possible in Debian and Ubuntu, don't see why not for pretty much any distro
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Just kill the X server and you're in bash-only .
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Default Re: Is their a version of linux with no GUI for desktop use.

yeah, not sure why you wouldn't want a "server-based" OS. It's exactly the same thing without the GUI related packages. They use the same repos, same kernel, etc etc.

I'm a fan of CentOS -- You can use the Minimal installer and get nothing but the base packages required to have a working system. Then, if you want, it's relatively easy to install packages required for a GUI installation:

yum grouplist
^ lists all available install groups
yum groupinstall "Name", ie
yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop"
or
yum groupinstall "Cinnamon"
will install the Gnome / Cinnamon desktops and all required packages.
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