edit root alias when installing the OS

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at redhat.com
Mon Jan 9 14:53:36 UTC 2006

Paul A Houle wrote:

> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> On the contrary, graphical tools can make it easy as well as safe by 
>> designing and limiting the input as well as providing interactive 
>> warnings etc.
>    In theory GUIs can be a good thing.
>    In practice,  they suck.  It's painful to  watch people who use 
> GUIs struggling with interminable menus,  file choosers and modal 
> dialog boxes to do simple things that can be done in a few keystrokes 
> in a CLI.

You are overgeneralizing here.

>    To make GUIs work,  Unix would have to give up on 
> human-comprehensible configuration files.  (Yes,  that means XML.) 

Many of them have indeed adopted XML but this is not the one true path 
by any means.


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