[NTO] Re: [NH] (OT) O.S. platforms was Re: Your confirmation is needed
- --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, Scott Fordin <sfordin@o...> wrote:
> Ed Brown wrote:not
> > Scott,
> > Good rebuttal but give me the GUI.
> > The GUI is what makes MSWindows. I want only a workable gui. I did
> > like to use command lines in DOS and I hate them in Linux. I want seeI used to be nearly entirely that way myself up until nearly two years
> > it, click on it an let'r rip. NO comand lines for the kid. So yes GUI
> > only.
ago when I began to learn script writing ie bash shell, Perl, those
Now I have near 100 of my own custom designed scripts (some bash, some
Perl) in my /home/myusername/bin folder.
Burn a cd disk? No problem. if from HD to cd then I just fire up my
Perl cdrecording script - all i need to do is issue command: cdr
pow, off goes cdburn, pumps out status data to screen while doing task
and finishes soon.
for cd copy, I first fire up a bash script that makes a copy of the cd
and puts said copy onto hard disk in iso file form (it also md5sums
the cd disk and the copied hard disk file to insure they perfect
match). then, insert blank cdr and then merely run the Perl
cdrecording script on that iso file.
some very nice gui cd burners in Linux, K3b for one. K3b is in the I
have Suse 9.1.
But I haven't yet figured out how to setup K3b. But, when ya don't
need the gui, ya don't need the gui. I've more important projects on
the fore front. How to config K3b is on the back burner.
KDE desktop is super (as someone already reported). As well as Suse
9.1, the KDE desktop in Slackware 10 is very super except for the
fonts in Slackware (yuck) I still learning on that one. And, in
Slackware, you gotta like to do issuing commands which run config
scripts (to setup how you want ie as server or desktop etc.).
Slackware comes default as to be a server, file server, Apache WWW web
server etc. Slackware defaults to run level 3 which is text mode,
without gui. Can make it a rather nice desktop unit too but to do so,
gotta dive in, change run level, xorgconfig, startx, on the GDM -
switch it so that a user can log off and shutdown (instead of root or
admin only). Slackware 10 comes out of the box so as to run 24/7
wihout rebooting so's to serve up them web pages around the clock.
I got two rss clients on my Fedora Core 1 Linux box. 1 client is
command line (it's tough, my fingers get so tired when I type in
then strike the enter key. it then retrieves from near 12 rss sites
and the news gets emailed to me. I retrieve my email and there is my
rss news for me to look at (in gui at this point). It's
powered/driven by a Perl script.
the 2nd client is gui operated. The client is yarssr (yet another rss
reader) its freely avail on either freshmeat or sourceforge, I forget
which. had to install some more Perl modules and perhaps a few other
things, might have needed to compile something from source code -- got
it working without too much trouble though. 2nd works better on rss
version 2.0. so client 1 draws the older rss versions, client 2 on
sites that use rss 2.0. yarssr, for me anyways, handles 12 sites just
fine. but, upwards of that, near 15 sites, i ran into problems (i was
to quit my client 1 and move to yarssr - but when problems happened I
decided just to keep both. i've near 12 or 14 sites in client 1 and
around 10 in yarssr for a total of near 23 rss news sites.
Linux is inherently more secure than Windows. Windows used to opt for
useability over security (hmm, until service pack 2 for Win XP) serv
pack 2 so huge it must nearly completely re write windows (for
security). Linux, AFAIK, always opted for security over useability.
Microsoft argued long and hard for useability over security -- but it
looks they've a drop on that policy of recent times.
But a lot of users who not know enough about security using Win box.
their box too loose.
if enough new users onto Linux struggled too much to obtain useability
and without also keeping to and implementing recommended security then
be likely Linux at that point greater problematic
but that's unlikely. I don't see new users diving in that fast into
intermediate and advanced config skills of Linux. Takes a while to
learn Linux. Along the way I can't help but at leaast somewhat
anyways get some security learning/orientation too.
But, see, Win came out of the box like that for to make ease for non
security experts to use it, network it, and internet it. (until
service pack 2 for Win XP)
times are a changing.