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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uhm
by rain on Sun 18th Jan 2004 11:24 UTC

geeks usually complain when simplicity and freedom has been taken away from them. xandros offers pretty much the same freedom as any other linux distro. the terminal is still there, the shellscripts still run, you can swap the parts of the system, it's just that the desktop is a bit easier to use.
there's a difference between assuming that a user is stupid and assuming that user wants things done easily.

if geeks don't want an easy to use system then why are most BeOS users geeks?