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Re: edit root alias when installing the OS



Paul A Houle wrote:

Rahul Sundaram wrote:


On the contrary, graphical tools can make it easy as well as safe by designing and limiting the input as well as providing interactive warnings etc.

   In theory GUIs can be a good thing.

In practice, they suck. It's painful to watch people who use GUIs struggling with interminable menus, file choosers and modal dialog boxes to do simple things that can be done in a few keystrokes in a CLI.

You are overgeneralizing here.


To make GUIs work, Unix would have to give up on human-comprehensible configuration files. (Yes, that means XML.)

Many of them have indeed adopted XML but this is not the one true path by any means.

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Rahul
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