Drawbacks of Using a GUI version of Linux


(David Robert Olsen) #1

For people who are more comfortable using a GUI text editor than a command line text editor, are there any drawbacks specific to what we are doing in this class? Or is it more a matter of preference?


(Geoffrey Challen) #2

About the only issue is that a full GUI-based installation will consume more system resources than a headless server. If your computer can keep up, go for it. And you can always allocate more CPUs, memory, and graphics memory to the VM at any time. (Or at least when it’s shut down.)


(Daniel Robert Weiss) #3

You could always just install os161 into the vagrant shared directory and have the best of both worlds.


(Geoffrey Challen) #4

There are problems with doing this on some versions of Windows. But otherwise, yes, this works fine.