waiting for professional grade

Lindsay Haisley fmouse at fmp.com
Fri Dec 4 17:40:46 GMT 2009

On Fri, 2009-12-04 at 17:00 +0000, Ricardo Lameiro wrote:
> IMHO the BIG problem comes when the users think that a GUI is always
> better than CLI. Some users think that CLI is very outdated etc...

The CLI is by no means outdated, but of all the classes of tasks one can
do on any computer, the CLI is probably _least_ suited to audio and
multimedia work.  The industry standards for professional recording and
editing UIs are graphical.  Linux isn't the industry leader, regardless
of the quality of the Linux CLI and GUI software available.

The CLI really comes into its own for system administration work, which
is another thing altogether.

>  well about that i just tell this:
> Count the time you take running the menus to start, for example
> firefox, and the time takes you to type in the CLI firefox.... than
> you have an idea....

A proper GUI, including Gnome or KDE, lets me put an icon for Firefox on
my desktop or toolbar (a one-time operation) which I can click once to
bring up firefox - faster than typing it in.

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