I am new TKL user (in fact I haven't even installed TKL but I'm about to do so). I have a question that I don't know whether it belongs to the support forum or to a different forum. If this is not the right forum, please tell me where I could post this question.
OK, from what I see TKL is based on Ubuntu. This is in fact one of the things that made me interested in this project since Ubuntu is the Linux distribution I'm more familiar with and I have a couple of machines in my network running Ubuntu. I had been contemplating using FreeNas, which I tested and I liked very much, but the fact that is based on FreeBSD was a bit of an inconvenience for me. My question is, besides the web UI is there any way to access the TKL installation and combine the TKL system with a full blown Ubuntu installation?
Let me explain myself a little better. What I mean is, could I install an X server on my main computer, configure SSH to allow X11 forwarding and then administer my server via remote access?. The main function my server is going to have is that of a home network file and media server. However, I would also like to take advantage of the fact I have a server to take some processing work away from my main computer so that I can run as many processes as I can at the same time. For my work, for instance, I need to process large amounts of text with Python scripts. It would be nice if that could be done by my server while I'm doing other things in my computer and using all its processing power.
Of course I could have a partition in my server's hard disk with a full blown Ubuntu installation and a different one with TKL but then I would have to reboot my computer every time I wanted to change from using Ubuntu to using the file or media server and that is not very convenient. If I were able to make TKL compatible with at least some light GUI that allowed me to access all the functionalities of the operating system without having to log out, this would be my nirvana. I'm also thinking about things like installing MoBlock and have it running while I use the bittorrent appliance or being able to use the server for my work while my son is watching a movie streamed from the server. See what I mean? Is what I envision possible at all?
Anyway, whether it is possible or not I can already appreciate the power and beauty of TKL. Keep up the good work.