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    Running GUI Applications from Ubuntu server

    I like the bash interface of the server edition of Ubuntu. I was wondering if there was any way i can just install that edition and via terminal run gui based applications, ei. A web browser or such. Also would it be possible to run VMPlayer from terminal without having the desktop environment installed.

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    Re: Running GUI Applications from Ubuntu server

    If your hardware supports VirtualMachines, I suggest don't install desktop environment.

    Check out the server sticky at the top of this thread for virtualization.

    You may also be interested in running VirtualBox headless how-to or look into KVM headless how-to.

    What are your hardware specs, particularly RAM and CPU?
    Nothing is ever easy, but if it is difficult you must be doing it wrong.

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    Re: Running GUI Applications from Ubuntu server

    Another option is to install just xserver-xorg and its dependencies. Then you can connect using "ssh -X" and run X applications on the server but display them on your local desktop. Typing "firefox &" in this arrangement will run Firefox on the remote server but display the browser on the client's screen.

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