SitePoint: GUI's and Open Source
Feb 24, 2004, 06:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Blane Warrene)
"There are frequently debates in open source circles about the
impact of layering graphical user interfaces across Linux and Open
Source applications. The issue revolves around encouraging GUI use
to configure daemons (the Linux version of Windows services) and
servers when the user may not know how or understand how to
configure the underlying application from the system shell or via
individual configuration files.
"Those new to open source often see this as Unix snobbery.
However, the concern is that from time to time, a GUI may become
unavailable and require 'going under the hood' in the system shell
or in a text editor..."