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..."