Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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RE[2]: restart isn't needed
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 24th Jun 2013 08:12 UTC in reply to "RE: restart isn't needed"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

You really think the average user should be provided easy access to giving direct commands to the kernel? I think not. Just be thankful it's even there in the first place for advanced who actually know what the hell they're doing. The vast majority of people don't even know what "swappiness" is (and probably never will, let alone ever hear the word).

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RE[3]: restart isn't needed
by WorknMan on Mon 24th Jun 2013 16:35 in reply to "RE[2]: restart isn't needed"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

You really think the average user should be provided easy access to giving direct commands to the kernel?


Absolutely. I think every option in the entire OS should be easy to access. If it's something that might break the system, you give 'em a flashing WARNING dialog first... that should be sufficient. Of course, in a work environment, you should definitely lock that stuff down, though the command to do that is probably just as ass backwards as the one to change the kernel setting ;)

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