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posted February 16, 2002 13:15     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
RedNivek found this GUI GUI front end for dnetc running under Mac OS X.

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Still not the dancing TTBs, but a step forward for Terminally Challenged.

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posted February 16, 2002 21:17     Click Here to See the Profile for Bregalad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice idea, but all that's doing is putting the usual Terminal output in a different kind of window. I don't see anything wrong with running dnetc from a Terminal window.

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posted February 17, 2002 11:14     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonman97   Click Here to Email dragonman97     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alas, Breg, while terminals, TTYs, command prompts, [c|k]onsoles, are a great thing, many people just don't like them. Personally, I love them. Right now, I'm listening to MP3s using mpg123 from a Konsole, with verbosity to show all stats. But others would rather use something like iTunes to do the same, because it "looks so nice." I will admit that iTunes looks nice, although I'm a Linux user, at work, I did boot our YDL G3 into OS9 to look at the pretty iTunes, and it is nice. But to me, it's an Aqua-fied Winamp, my GUI MP3 player of choice. The Random Intelligent Visualization plugin of Winamp is the basis for iTunes visualizer as far as I'm concerned, and it is mind-bogglingly beautiful. I have watched it (Winamp's) for over an hour one time.
Back to the main idea of terminals and the general mindset, as best as I can tell, many people are more comfortable with GUI programs, and the mere presence of terminals make many people uncomfortable. To them, it is something that is dated, and a step back in time. To those who used computers back then, it meant memorizing terse, arcane commands to achieve minimal benefit. I remember using WordPerfect on my old IBM PC-XT, where there was F1-F10 on the left, with a template over the them, where there were up to 6 functions per keys, F*, SHIFT-F*, ALT-F*, CTRL-F*, CTRL-SHIFT-F*, ALT-SHIFT-F*. If you knew what you were doing, you could get a lot done this way, you didn't have to take you hands off the keyboard, and I can type up to 50 WPM. But to newbies, this was a lot to have to learn, and for infrequent use, it was very hard. Then, when you went back to DOS, you had to use drive letters, and use commands like dir, copy, move... to deal with your files, and this was hard. Enter Bill Gates and Steve Jobs who put GUIs on top of things. "It looks easy." I personally love using commands to do things, and when I'm at work, I often fire up the "MS-DOS Prompt" (Win9X), or "Command Prompt" (WinNT/2k/XP). Or, I may just SSH into my Linux box at home to do things.
Anyway, I've slightly lost my point here in a rant, but I'm sure I made it somewhere. If I bothered anyone with my views, I apologize, and I'll put on an asbestos suit.

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