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Rough Edges Mar *nix-style Configuration Tool

Aug 05, 2007, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"*nix-style is a GNOME graphical interface for configuration options in your system or current user account. It makes no attempt to be comprehensive, nor does it focus on options that are available from the desktop menus or GNOME system utilities. Instead, it concentrates on lesser-known configuration options, such as customizing the bash prompt or suppressing the initial splash screen in GNOME. Arranged as a series of questions and possible answers, *nix-style is reminiscent of Bastille, the system-hardening program, though without that program's educational aspect, as it offers options with no indication of their pros and cons. In addition, users need to watch for rough edges, some of which could cause problems with their systems..."

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