Re: my vote

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Sat, 8 Aug 1998 19:03:22 -0700 (PDT)

I run RH 5.0, and when I first started (with 4.2) X would not recognize
my video card. I ended up using linux, all command line, for about a
year/year and a half. Now, to me, X is just for fun, for graphical web
browsing, and playing (showing off?) Afterstep. If I have something
important to do, I do everything command line. But, I don't really have
time to screw around with a directory 5 levels in, just because my icon
placement was off. I say, give up X until you learn the system, have fun
with what Linux is really about, then get to the really cool part with
X! :) But when you get there, there should be a nice config utility
waiting for you..


On Sat, 8 Aug 1998, Andrew Sullivan wrote:

|On Sat, 8 Aug 1998, Rob Hoyle wrote:
|> I for one think that a GUI would be a cheesy as control-panel, modemtool,
|> and the other Red hat "moron" apps.  Learn to edit things from the command
|> will be AMAZED at how much cleaner it will end up.
|By the same reasoning, one should give up on X.  The graphical
|configuration tools, when they come -- and I understand the work is
|progressing nicely -- will be useful to lots of people.  If a tool is
|available that one does not want to use, then one is free not to use it.
|But there is no reason to attack those who like such tools, and to imply,
|at the same time, that the developers of such tools are "cheesy".  There
|is no reason to use this list as a forum to attack people simply for
|disagreeing with one's own taste.
|Andrew Sullivan | (better)| (worse)
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