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

Chad Perrin perrin at
Fri Nov 12 00:55:37 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 01:21:01AM -0800, perryh at wrote:
> 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.

I agree.  That is one type of GUI I would really love to see getting more

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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