[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Spotting - BBC

Jai Harrison jai at jaiharrison.com
Thu Sep 4 09:35:02 BST 2008

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Philip Wyett <philwyett at gmx.com> wrote:
> This article also does similar misrepresentation. Paragraph 5 of the
> 'Text based' section.
> "It's probably worth mentioning one other important point about Linux
> here. It's a text-based operating system, which means that a fair few of
> the things you may want to tell your computer to do - installing certain
> new software, for example - requires you to open up a "terminal window"
> and actually type text into the little window."
> This paragraph is incorrect and really does get my back up.
> Regards
> Phil

At first I was going to say that sounds like libel but after
re-reading the text I see it says *certain* new software. Well, in
some cases using the terminal is still required to install software so
it's quite accurate. Of course, registry modifications and the like
are often required in Microsoft systems so it's not really fair to
bring it up.

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