I've setup an Ubuntu Server (I plan on using it as one), and I have already set it up to start in command line so it runs more efficiently.
I still want to have access to the GUI if I need it, because I am fairly new to this.
Basically, I want to make it so that I can press the power button, and when it starts up, I want to be able to access the command line from my windows machine WITHOUT having to put in the root password into the Linux machine.
I would still like it to be locked when I access it from the windows machine though, for security. I would also really like to start the GUI if I absolutely need it for something, but since I have file access through the network, I don't think I will be using it much.
I need to know what I need to do with both my Windows machine and my Linux machine (obviously), so if someone has a solution to all of these, that would be great.
I also want the machine to run as efficiently as possible, so as long as I can control everything from my Windows machine.