too complicated

Ian Lynch ian.lynch at
Wed Jan 7 17:27:21 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 18:09 +0100, Remco wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Alan Pope <alan at> wrote:
> > It is. Maybe we should go through the wiki doing a global replace of
> > "apt-get install" with "click apt://" :)  (note for the humour
> > impaired, this is not a serious suggestion, but you get the idea).
> I may be humour impaired, but that sounds like a good idea! Why make
> it hard if there is an easier way? The command line is used way too
> much by the community trying to help the newbies. I think there should
> be a big change in this attitude. Wherever I come, I try to tell
> people of the graphical way to do it, when a CLI-way is presented. The
> CLI is for power users. It's usually faster (and certainly easier to
> type by the helping community), but it requires more pre-existing
> knowledge about the actions you're trying to complete. A GUI can be
> explored and learned as you go.

Also the command line assumes people can type well ;-)

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