Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 18th Jan 2004 08:19 UTC
Oracle and SUN Some of the more experienced among the readers can surely configure CUPS with Samba by editing configuration files with closed eyes. This kind of exercise is useful and fun the first few times, but it can quickly become a mundane task if it has to repeated often. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a distribution that could do it near-automatically? In other words, wouldn't it be nice if we just used Xandros? And despite our natural resistance to use GUI for any kind of configuration, could we still love Xandros? Robert Storey investigates.
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GUI's are what the whole idea of desktops is about
by Anonymous on Sun 18th Jan 2004 10:30 UTC

One area where desktop Linux distros could improve is print configuration gui's. In MS Windows one can preview and configure duplex printing, print quality, etc. very easily in almost any application. But maybe Xandros has something similar?

I also like Firestarter quite a lot - if only FreeBSD had similar gui for configuring a basic firewall. It's strange that many distros default to kernel where netfilter is disabled and you have to compile kernel in order to get Firestarter working.

Also, I find that the writer of this article has somewhat narrow conception of the term 'geek'. You don't have to be a source code hacker to be a geek. There are many times more MS Windows geeks out there than there are Linux geeks. Geeks definitely like gui's.