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2 Dec 2023 14:34:30 EST (-0500)
  Re: Ideal Linux distribution  
From: Le Forgeron
Date: 2 Jan 2016 13:03:50
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Le 02/01/2016 18:30, clipka a écrit :
> Hi folks,
> can someone recommend a Linux distribution satisfying the
> following requirements:
> - 64 bit - long-term support - headless operation - FAST remote GUI
> access from a Windows desktop
> or provide me with some advice on how to set up a system based on
> some LTS distro in this manner?
> The intention is to have a Linux box tucked away in the corner to
> run POV-Ray build and/or performance tests on it, or the
> occasional time-consuming render, while sticking to my Windows
> machine for daily use.
> I've been using openSUSE for a while now in this role (and Debian
> before that), but I'm dissatisfied with both the lifespan of the
> major releases as well as the performance of the user interface
> (KDE, if I'm not mistaken) when accessed remotely via Xming.

Xfce is a lighter window manager, but the fastest is a SSH/telnet
connection without X11 at all. As long as you do not want to display

Actually, from my experiment at work, even a light manager still
consumes about 10 MBytes/seconds (it was running a virtual box over a
remote (LAN) connection), so it is not a good idea to run a full
session on the headless; better have the windows desktop also manages
the X11 windows, and limits the traffic.

Back to your question, you can install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
(installation need a head, then you can activate ssh server and forget
the head until you need really it... such as broken network). Your
next update would be 16.04 (in late April/June 2016) but you can wait
until 2019 to move away from it.

Only drawback I would foresee, the compiler of 14.04 is gcc 4.8.
And you need to know the CLI to display pictures (my favorite are eog
and display).

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