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

perryh at perryh at
Wed Nov 10 04:10:38 UTC 2010

Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> The STRENGTH OF GUI (yes, I'm really saying that) is to aid
> using language elements, CLI. Arranging windows, presenting
> information, displaying structures, managing things. GUI
> alone, with no functional substance behind it, is useless.
> Sadly, you'll find more and more programs that have blingbling
> and "experience", but are useless to those who want to achieve
> a certain goal with it.

Another strength, potentially large but all-too-frequently
overlooked entirely, is as a learning aid.  In the situation
that operations in the GUI map reasonably well to TUI commands
-- which by definition includes cases in which the GUI is used
as a front-end to issue commands to an external TUI-based program
-- the GUI really should have a mode wherein it displays or logs
the TUI commands that it is performing.

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