Installing software in user friendly way

Stephen R Laniel steve at
Tue Jul 12 12:08:44 UTC 2005

On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 08:53:45AM -0300, Renato Pedroso Henriques wrote:
> Are there plans in the future for more user friendly features, or will we be
> stuck with comand lines like in the past with DOS?

You don't normally need to use the command line at all. When
you're installing packages, for instance, you can use
Synaptic through the GNOME menus.

Is GNOME working for you? I assume your graphical interface
(mouse pointer, graphical web browser, etc.) is working,

I use the command line a lot, just because I'm more
comfortable with it and think that it can get more
complicated tasks done more easily than the GUI can. But by
no means do we *need* to be using the command line.

Again: if there's a task that seems too hard to you, just
ask the list. We can probably tell you easier ways to do
what you want. I doubt you really need to use the command
line. Linux would be a fairly piss-poor operating system --
15 years behind the times -- if you had to use the command
line for everything.

Please email the list directly, rather than replying only to

Stephen R. Laniel
steve at
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