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what is a "headless application" in computer science? —This comment was unsigned.

Afaict, one that has no end-user interface. It is designed to interface with an application that does have such an interface. DCDuring TALK 15:27, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

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"A computer program that runs without a user interface" (adjective). Seems to be real, but what is it exactly? Is it specific to a particular flavour of Unix? Where does the "head" come from? Citations would be handy, in any case. Equinox 22:21, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

"head" refers to a console, ie. keyboard and screen; no it is not peculiar to a flavour of unix. 07:12, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
It's in common use. Try b.g.c running headless or running headless server --dmh 01:37, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Cited.RuakhTALK 00:54, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

RFV passed.RuakhTALK 15:59, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

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