Gui vs. cli software

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Mon Nov 15 18:23:56 UTC 2021

Well, I for one don't think there's even such a thing ass CLI versus GUI. IMHO, it's not a competition and no one is keeping score. They each have their strengths and weaknesses and people are free to use whatever tools work for them, whether they be CLI or GUI.

I don't think CLI applications automatically allow for a greater deal of individual control. It still comes down to what the developer makes available through command line parameters or configuration files, and the same is true for GUI applications.

Also, GUI's have more benefits then just being easier to learn and having sexy flashy graphics.

Christopher (AKA CJ)
Chaltain at Outlook

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I prefer gui apps, because is 21st century, not time of first computers. 
If we want linux will more popular, it must have more gui apps. I agree, cli is better for older and slow computers or if you want work without spinning computer ventilators, but learn with gui is in my oppinion easier than cli.

Take care.

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Dne 15. 11. 21 v 18:59 Linux for blind general discussion napsal(a):
> The topic of using gui vs. cli came up recently.  My view is the cli 
> allows much more individual control over software functions.  The gui 
> is oftn limited to what the developer decides is best for you as to 
> function and individual control.  The gui was originally sold as an easier way to use computers; which meant in practice the developer trying to guess how users might want to use it at the cost of greater individual control.
> Menu driven cli software is the obvious middle ground for ease of 
> learning and using programs, which could easily use mouse input.  The 
> developer could have a default setup for ease of beginner use.  But it was at the time not the new sexy flash bang eye candy which graphics allowed.
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