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Re: Benefits (and risks) of using Sid

Damon L. Chesser <damon@damtek.com>:
>  On Fri, 2008-08-08 at 03:20 +0200, s. keeling wrote:
> > 
> > No, I think he was serious, and I agree with him.  Do you want
> > your access to the pkging system to be borked when X is borked?
> > Especially in this nvidia crazed age?
>  I am equally at home using aptitude install, apt-get, apt-cache or
>  synaptic.  I just don't mind a gui now and again, a picture can be worth
>  1K words, or so I hear.  I can actually use vi, irssi, lynx and the lot,
>  I just would prefer not to (on a desktop).

You're exceptional.  I worry about worst cases, not guys like you.  :-)

GUIs aren't evil or silly, but they're very often unnecessary.
Slackware still can't be bothered to build a gui installer.  Why would
they?  That's Zenwalk's job.  :-)

I very much like the Debian gui installer (pat on back Joey & friends,
great job, thank you!).  It's an elegant interface, the curses
installer accurately translated to gui.

Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
(*)    http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html      Linux Counter #80292
- -    http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1855.html    Please, don't Cc: me.

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