Les Mikesell wrote: > On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 7:56 AM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> > wrote: >> >> Incidentally, I don't really understand >> what is meant by the term "desktop" nowadays. >> I always think of it as a contrast to laptop. > > 'Desktop' is in contrast to 'server'. On a server, you only reboot to > load a new kernel and you never use the console display, rarely change Oh, I dunno - it's not infrequently that I have to plug in a monitor-on-a-stick.... > the drive layout or use removable storage, and almost never change the > network connections - and you expect the same programs to run for > years. On a desktop, the display is the first priority, ownership of > certain devices is expected to magically shift to the user at the > console, developers will give up consistent device naming for boot > speed, and nobody cares if last year's programs still run with this > year's OS. I don't agree with that. Some people do want to keep running what they know, and if the budget's tight.... mark, trying to find a prboom server for CentOS 5...."