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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..."

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