"Windowing interfaces to Linux have lots of advantages. Once you
find the programs you need, the menus and dialog boxes list your
choices, and there's often not much else to know about the
"One big disadvantage of GUI apps, though, is that you're mostly
limited to whatever the interface lets you do — unless you
want to re-code the interface yourself, that is. For instance, how
can you use a photo viewer to see all of the photos you put in
various places on your disk this past Monday? If you know where the
photos are stored and what their names are, you can navigate
through your directories in a file browser like Nautilus, clicking
on files to view them. But what a pain!"
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