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OSOpinion: Say No to GUIs

Mar 04, 1999, 23:59 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glenn Mullikin)

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"I am writing this column not to say no to GUIs but to discuss why GUIs are not the answer to everything. I use a GUI for my Linux desktop; I don't know how I would get along without it."

"I think it's good to know what files are being changed, even if you use a GUI. Especially in this day of multi distributions, the chances that you will have the same GUI to tweak your machine are distant. Well I am just hypothesizing that the various distributions do not all come with the same GUI configuration tools. Some may not even come with any, but again I only have used Red Hat."

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