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Re: Haha if you want a laugh, read this.

Post by thedotmaster on Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:24 pm
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Rijnzael wrote:Ignorance can be funny, but you don't help the situation at all by not helping the guy learn. Try telling him what's wrong about his preconceptions and see if you can help him learn something.


At last an intelligent comment.
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Re: Haha if you want a laugh, read this.

Post by Zelth on Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:54 pm
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Nice, some people just don't understand it's not all about the interface. :D
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Post by thedotmaster on Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:31 am
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Zelth wrote:Nice, some people just don't understand it's not all about the interface. :D

And why should they?
I use command line programs more than I use GUI ones but for the average user (making up I'd have thought 98% of computer use) they don't want to need to learn all these commands. They want to know that you go to the Start Menu, go to "Programs" and then click "Word" and you've got a Word document up. How that word document come s up on the screen they neither know nor care. It works so that's fine. And when it breaks? They take it to tech support. Simple as.
I hate it when people come and go on and on about command pwning GUI. It's like saying Linux is better than Windows. Is Linux better than Windows? Well it's definitely more secure, is open-source and is easily customizable. But Windows is far more compatible and when it breaks - there are loads of people you can go and see to fix it. You get my point? It's like saying a goalkeeper is better than a striker in football (Soccer to you Americans :P). It's incompatible.
So yes, command line has various benefits. But so does GUI. And 98%+ of computer users are more comfortable with a GUI I can say for sure without even looking at statistics.
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Re: Haha if you want a laugh, read this.

Post by Kamatari on Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:53 am
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one of the things that attracted mt to linux was the first thing I notcied: a diffrent GUI. Afterwards, I became curous and started using it
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Re: Haha if you want a laugh, read this.

Post by thedotmaster on Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:30 am
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Kamatari wrote:one of the things that attracted mt to linux was the first thing I notcied: a diffrent GUI. Afterwards, I became curous and started using it


Exactly, the first thing you see is the GUI. You think "hey, that isn't Windows or Mac.. what the hell is it?".
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Re: Haha if you want a laugh, read this.

Post by anonHacker on Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:16 pm
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Funny, the first thing to attract me to Linux was the CLI. Then again, not very many people go with Slackware for a first distro.
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