[OT] Debian mailinglists [was: RE: Debian or Ubuntu?]

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Tue May 20 19:37:55 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-05-20 at 14:40 -0400, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> The statement I made reflected on the quote:
> **
> I'm sorry but admins who are reduced to point & click monkeys by
> Window's GUI config tools can provide all the arguments that are
> necessary.
> **
> I think that while my statement wasn't tactful, it wasn't unprovoked either.

I had thought that "reduced to" had made it sufficiently clear, but
sorry for any ambiguity.

> But I will say it's admirable and rare for someone to actually take time 
> to clarify their position after such an exchange.

You think? I always appreciate exchanges with you, and like many others
this one was IMO perfectly civilized :)

> [snip stuff I agree with]
> I still stand by the statement that so far the argument is GUI tools 
> just suck, just use it and you'll know why;

No it isn't. You will find in the archives that it is "mandatory
imposition of GUI tools is a bad idea, because some task are better done
with a CLI".

>  this doesn't say what the 
> problem is. 

Actually, myself and others have posted several analyses of problems
with GUI tools, as well as examples.

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