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Install Nautulus (avoiding the whole gnome desktop with --no-install-recommends) sudo apt-get install -–no-install-recommends nautilus dconf-tools Open dconf-editor. Click twice on org -> gnome -> nautilus -> preferences -> desktop-is-home-dir. It should be left disabled. Edit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs. Add XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop to the bottom of ...


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Almost all popular Linux OS by default can be accessed remotely. Eg: Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, Debian etc. For graphical, you need to simply enable the Desktop Sharing in Ubuntu and in Fedora it is Remote Desktop. For CLI access you have the openssh.


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To configure and use a standard Linux server, you normally don't need any graphical interface - everything can be done via command-line access (eg ssh). Even if you want to run single applications with a graphical interface on your server (there are a few which cannot be avoided, but not too many, for example Oracle RDBMS Installer), you don't need 'remote ...


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Most linux distributions come with ssh. Double check to see that ssh will initiate on boot. From there you can log in from a different machine, install, configure, and whatever else you need to do. You can install vnc if you want to be able to see the computer's desktop and work on it remotely. A better option is to just use the -X flag when using ssh, ...


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Do you want to setup a "link to application" in the context menu like this [Desktop Entry] Comment= Exec=firefox -new-window http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/151004/how-do-i-get-a-desktop-in-kde-to-open-a-new-browser-window GenericName= Icon=exec MimeType= Name=Stackexchange Path=<whereever you want> StartupNotify=true Terminal=false ...


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killall may be you friend here. You can kill all processes by name, there are also options for older-than. e.g. killall -I --older-than=1d nautilus to kill all nautilus older than 1 day.


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One important difference of SLED/RHEL -vs- public distros is that SLED/RHEL have paid support that is available. I find that for many companies this fact is VERY important.


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What are the difference between SLED and RHEL WorkStation? As I understand it they are mostly related to configuration (e.g. SuSE has YaST, while RHEL has the system-config-*) tools. What are the advantages over community supported distros? You have a company that can provide you support (rather than needing to rely on mailing lists, forums ...



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