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[SLUG] Linuxconf and ease of use (was: Debian)
- To: David Fisher <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, SLUG <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [SLUG] Linuxconf and ease of use (was: Debian)
- From: Doug Stalker <dougs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Sep 19 16:26:11 2000
David Fisher wrote:
> > And how many newbies would have given up when they were first learning if they
> > didn't have access to it?
> And you would have a perfectly valid point, if only it worked properly, which
> in my experience, it didn't. It was just a frustration and a discouragement.
You're right that my experience with linuxconf has been largely posative. I do
acknowledge there are some problems with it - in my experience mostly minor ones
which can be worked around, but I've never used it for much beyond configuring
network interfaces and dial up connections.
My argument is that is shouldn't be gotten rid of because it's too easy to use and
the user doesn't learn anything when using it. Getting rid of it beacuse there are
better, more reliable alternatives is perfectly alright.
Network Operations Engineer - Big Pond Advance Satellite
Ericsson Australia - Level 5, 184 The Broadway, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61-416-085-390 Email: doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx