[Koha] Debian vs Ubuntu server for koha

King, Fred Fred.King at Medstar.net
Sat Jul 27 02:11:35 NZST 2019

(Sorry about the weird formatting--Outlook 365 hates me.)
Mark Tompsett:

Though, it is strange to install a desktop on your server, because Koha is  
access via webclients, which can be on any computer which knows how to reach  
your server. The only use case that I could see is a small library with no  
budget for multiple computers, and only a single staff person doing all the  
check-ins and check-outs.

I've thought about that as part of Crossing the Linux Barrier. Adding a GUI to the Koha server would make copying files and navigating through directories much easier. It would take processor power and RAM, but you could start it and stop it as needed.

I'm trying to think from the perspective of someone on the first day of their job who asks "Who's the sysadmin?" and is told "You are." (That actually happened to me with our previous system.) Getting used to the Ubuntu command line was fairly easy for me because my first home computer ran on DOS 3.3. It's pretty much the same except that the virgules go the other way. However, there aren't as many people like me around these days.

Fred King
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