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What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

Postby BakUp on Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:05 am

No surprises here for me:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/sof ... =210002129
Not even the, "command-line hacking for basic system configuration is a thing of the past"
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Re: What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

Postby miket on Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:44 am

Hi !

BakUp wrote:No surprises here for me:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/sof ... =210002129
Not even the, "command-line hacking for basic system configuration is a thing of the past"


I hope it has progressed much further than that by 2012 :)
I think Plan9 (http://penguinpetes.com/b2evo/index.php ... &tb=1&pb=1.)
has a future, it is a radically different approach to an O/S and with a radically different GUI ontop it has huge potential ...

Mike.
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Re: What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

Postby Phosgene on Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:44 pm

In my opinion this is a nightmare. I couldn't live without the command line. Linux Mint has been my first encounter with desktop friendly Linux, and although it is a nice change of pace for a while, I would hate to see the removal of terminal. If I wanted to click and point to configure, I would have stuck with Windows years back. Not to mention that I am not one to navigate using a mouse much either. Unless I am using an application that requires it, I use the ratpoison wm. And links terminal web browser.
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Re: What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

Postby lakehousetech on Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:36 pm

Anyone who works in a Windows environment in an IT support or installation role has to use the command line from time to time. It's definitely not just a *nix thing.
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