[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Sep 24 17:03:17 UTC 2007

John Drescher wrote:
>>> These are my own answers:
>>> - no offence but the mythtv documentation is written for linux litterate
>>> people. It takes us the route of command line too often. We want GUI.
>> You mean *you* want GUI. I am perfectly happy with the CLI, though I'll
>> admit that giving the user the choice is the best answer.
> Being a windows admin for 10 years and a linux admin for 5 years I
> consider the nearly 100% reliance of windows on the GUI to be a
> serious weakness making installs/updates and other administrative
> tasks a lot more difficult then a similar operation on linux is.

The real problem with the Windows GUI is that there is no way to
"over-ride" it, or even to know for sure what it is doing.

Even if you use a GUI configuration tool with Linux you can examine the
flat text configuration file yourself and make changes.

Linux config files that have been written by a GUI often identify
themselves as such, so you can be aware of possible problems with
editing it directly.

With Linux you have a choice, with Windows you do not, unless you want
to count regedit, one of the worst nightmares on the planet.


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