Re: [R] "preferred" version of Linux for R?

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 19:39:52 -0500

On 8 April 2008 at 19:06, Mitchell Maltenfort wrote:
| If your criterion is use of resources, then you might be more
| interested in which flavor of Linux makes it easy to turn the X-window
| server off. No windows or mouse, more RAM and CPU cycles for R. As I
| recall, the only Linux where that might be a problem is Ubuntu,
| because there's no convenient way to kill the X-server.

That conjecture is easily disproved by example: 'sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop' and finding the correct forms for kdm and xdm is left as an exercise for the reader.

The /etc/init.d scripts have been working all those fourteen years I've been using Debian and Ubuntu ....


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