Look what a mess I made (was Brilliant and very useful...)

Eric Anderson anderson at centtech.com
Mon Apr 7 09:08:07 PDT 2003

Gregory A. Gilliss wrote:
> Happy Monday.
> I've lurked a while in the hope that my initial topic would come around
> again...finally.  The following excerpt makes my point for me:
>>I somewhat disagree - most people use computers as a tool, and don't 
>>care to learn all the ins and outs of the os.  Now, I personally want to 
>>know what is going on in the os, but my (for instance and example again) 
>>wife doesn't care.  She doesn't care how it got to the point it is at, 
>>just as long as she can get what she needs to done.
> Thanx to Eric Andersen who "got it".

> The point - the reason that I thought that this article has value - 
> is that the FreeBSD community doesn't - dare I say it - pander - to
> the user community.  We act like the intelligencia of *NIX -
> Good tools require no instruction.  That was the point, not the rest of
> this didactic cruft.

Now, all I need is to figure out how to tweak sysinstall and add some 
"newbie" features that "do it all".. maybe a committer that knows the 
sysinstall gunk will see this..


Eric Anderson	   Systems Administrator      Centaur Technology
Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching?

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