Gui vs. cli software

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Nov 15 18:42:12 UTC 2021


if there will be more cli than gui apps, I am afraid of the end of Orca 
development. If all people will have cli only, gui can be less 
accessible. That's only my opinion, I am not saying I am 100% correct.


Dne 15. 11. 21 v 19:21 Linux for blind general discussion napsal(a):
> You ever heard the saying, "the command line makes difficult tasks
> easy and impossible tasks merely difficult"?" There is a lot of truth
> to that. Often I can, w/a few keystrokes, relatively speaking,
> accomplish in minutes what it would take hours for a GUI to
> accomplish, assuming it could do so at all, which is not always
> accurate.
> Of course I'm saying there should be accessible GUI apps for those who
> wish to use them. But even in century 21, there are still many cases
> where the cli is more powerful. Yeah, there are exceptions, but for
> the most part it holds true.
> On 11/15/21, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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.
>> Best regards
>> Vojta.
>> 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.
>>>    -- ent- XR
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