Your opinion about Webmin for Ubuntu Desktop

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Recently I found out about nice looking GUI interface for system administration tasks -- Webmin. I'm talking about Ubuntu desktop environment to be more specific. What I'm asking is... If this tool seems to be so convenient (at a first glance!), then why most experienced Linux system administrators prefer to work in CLI?
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
The main reason is. Its another complex piece of software that can introduce security vulnerabilities and other bugs due to faults in the software.

Best thing to avoid bugs and insecurities is to keep the codbase running at the lowest possible level. Thus most admins prefer CLI admin.

Furthermore with the CLI admin and use of editor of choice you can do everything. The GUIs often do a high level of abstraction so not all possibilities of configuration options are covered.

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rindiCommented:
I also don't really see the point of administering a desktop in that way. Ubuntu and most other Linux OS's that are meant for desktop use already have GUI tools built-in with which you can manage most admin tasks. Webmin is really more meant for server OS's, and headless systems so you can manage them remotely via a web browser.

Besides that, there are also several Server Distro's that come with their own web-based admin tools, like Zentyal, and at least it's tools are much more streamlined than webmin.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I use Webmin on both Ubuntu and CentOS.  However... many server environments do not have a GUI installed and all the admin tasks must be done thru the command line.
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