edit root alias when installing the OS
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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