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Ubuntu server 10.4 install a GUI

August 21, 2010 by The Man

Liking Ubuntu more and more so here is a quick tip.

If you want to install server but still have a GUI you can do a minimum install with:

sudo aptitude install –without-recommends ubuntu-desktop

which will give you a GUI with a download of about 180mb against 400+mb with the recommends.

Not hardcode but sometimes it’s easier with a GUI 🙂

UPDATE Works on 10.10 as well.

UPDATE Works on 11.04 as well.

UPDATE Works on 11.10 but not as well. Doesn’t load Unity very well…. uggg