Convince me, please! - too much about "GUI"
lreid at cs.okstate.edu
Thu Aug 9 10:15:13 PDT 2007
Written by Wojciech Puchar on 08/09/07 12:04>>
>> desktop system should be, so FreeBSD with GUI apps _is_
>> -- or can be if you want -- a "perfect desktop system".
> i don't use GUI. it takes a lot and gives nothing. i use both text and
> graphic (X) based apps and no gui. i use fvwm2 with my config, there are
> plenty of nice other wm's good for that.
> i need a productive system, no "graphical user interfaces" etc, that let
> me actually concentrate of what i have to do!
> Most of You needs the same, but after years of aggressive
> marketing/brainwashing think that "graphical user interfaces", "desktop
> environments" etc. are important.
> The most stupid but popular claim is that complexity is good.
> this make people work many TIMES slower, both 100% window$ users and
> 95-99% unix users.
> all of this is needed to convince people that every 1-2 year they need
> new "modern" computer and the old is worth nothing. and people believe
> in it.
> their problem, not mine :)
My ten year old niece has been brainwashed by the GUI quagmire. She saw
my FreeBSD 6-STABLE console on my amd64 3000+ and wanted to know why i
was using such an "old" computer. She had the visual aspect of the user
interface ingrained as a measure of the capabilities of the machine.
Granted, it could be only because she's ten, but I think we'd find a lot
of people think that something has to have more blinky lights and chrome
to be better or faster.
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