Tips for installing windows and freeBSD both.. anyone??

Bruce Cran bruce at
Mon Nov 8 09:43:06 UTC 2010

On Sun, 7 Nov 2010 23:17:23 -0700
Chad Perrin <perrin at> wrote:

> I did give a nod to discoverability for GUIs, as you might note if
> you go back and read what you quoted back at me.  That's exactly what
> you're talking about.  I don't see why you have to pretend I didn't
> mention it, and try to paint the efficiencies on the other side of
> the trade-off as worthless in your response.  I thought my original
> description of the trade-off was pretty well balanced, despite the
> fact I have a preference for one side over the other where most tasks
> are concerned.

Sorry - I didn't mean to imply that it was worthless, just that I
believe the efficiency works the other way sometimes. For example I did
Linux development for a while earlier this year and found it to be
extremely inefficient compared to working in Windows, due to overuse of
terminals and command-line operation - and I grew up running BBC BASIC
and have been using FreeBSD for many years.  I love having the
command-line available and indeed often develop software using just an
xterm but I do think a well-designed GUI can increase productivity by
bringing things together that would otherwise be separate.

Bruce Cran

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