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Re: Using Ubuntu when I'm used to Debian.

On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 18:47 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Hal Vaughan wrote:
> > On Tuesday 04 April 2006 18:15, kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
> > 
> >>Hal Vaughan wrote:
> >>
> >>>Every time someone suggests something
> >>>that makes an install easier or an easier config method, there is
> >>>always hostility in this group and elsewhere.
> >>
> >>Do you have some examples? 
> > 
> > 
> > I've seen and watched it.  While it was more true several years ago than 
> > now, I've watched that kind of ugliness pop up from time to time.  
> It permeates the Linux[1] world.
> [snip]
> > past 2 months.  It didn't focus directly on user-friendliness, but it 
> > was a good example of the "I know hi-tech and you don't, so don't 
> > bother with Linux" attitude.
> This has been a problem with UNIX[2] like operating systems from the
> start. It has a cryptic command language, and many arcane facts
> must be known in order properly to administer it. It breeds gurus
> and guru mentality.
> People who love UNIX almost universally hate operating systems with
> a reasonable and well-thought out CLI, like VAX/VMS was.
> The switches in VMS, if applicable, were the same for all
> commands. The commands themselves were for the most part
> complete words which made sense.

Fortunately, the command switches for VMS are *still* consistent
across commands.



Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA

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