[SpamCop-List] Re: automation
nobody at nowhere.invalid
Tue Jun 7 12:12:16 EDT 2005
On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 02:01:23 +0100, Ant coughed into spamcop and left
this in <d82sb3$fke$1 at news.spamcop.net>:
> I like the control you get with unix style OS's, but I think their
> GUIs are primitive.
May have been true a few years ago but nowadays both KDE and GNOME have
plenty of features - to the point where some consider them overbloated.
Of course, that's one of the advantages of a 'nix system running XFree86
or xorg: you get to choose which GUI you use. If you like a full desktop
manager the go for KDE or GNOME. If you prefer something much lighter
then go for a simple window manager like IceWM, BlackBox or twm.
> I'm quite happy at the command line, but I also like fast functional
> graphics. Perhaps things are improving in this area;
They are - definitely.
> my experience is based on an old version of Red Hat
How old? If more than, say, 2 years (which is about when RH9 was
released) then you'll hardly recognize it now.
> and various flavours of Solaris (I have an old Sun SPARCstation 20
> which I play with occasionally).
I suspect the GUI on that machine is a little outdated :)
If you want to play around with a distro before installing it then take
a look at this:
(assuming you have a broadband connection and a CD burner)
Lapwarmer with built-in buzzer.
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