/dev/eth0 question [FC4]

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Mon Jan 9 02:28:48 PST 2006

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Peter Leftwich [mailto:Hostmaster at Video2Video.Com]
>Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 12:20 PM
>To: Ted Mittelstaedt
>Cc: Robert Slade; questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: RE: /dev/eth0 question [FC4]
>On Sat, 7 Jan 2006, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> He probably thinks the competence level on this list is
>higher.  Kind of
>> makes you wonder why he's running their OS. ;-)
>> Ted
>Bingo!  *grins* I would really truly rather be running FreeBSD
>right now,
>but the SUPER extra EASY GUI installer for FC4 was just SO MUCH
>inviting, and if I may venture to say... even easier than any M$FT one.

GUI? we don't need no steenkin GUI.

Seriously, don't forget the entire point of a gui is to isolate you
further and
further from what is actually going on, so you learn less and less.  The
'dumbing down' of the userbase is what it is.  If you can get them dumbed
down enough so they are completely helpless, then they will start paying
you for free software.

The original BSD used a shell script to install, if you can believe it.
We never used to get questions of the form "how do I add a disk drive
to my system" until they went away from that.


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