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

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Wed May 21 01:41:12 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> 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.

No problem. I was being snippier than I should have been. I apologize 
for that.

>> [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".

You're right, and that statement is reasonable.

>>  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.

Well, NOW it's done. At the time in the thread as I had it in my reader 
they weren't there... :-p

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