Re: Benefits (and risks) of using Sid
Damon L. Chesser <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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.
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