[brlug-general] Slackware 10
alvaro at cox-internet.com
Mon Jul 19 16:55:54 CDT 2004
I personally prefer ncurses applications. A good example is timidity
which I use quite often. If I use the GTK interface some midis will not
even start. If I use the ncurses interface it starts up no problem. What
I find surprising is that the ncurses interface has more features than
the GTK interface.
Anyway, it is not a question of easy or difficult. Users who have never
seen a screen with 3 or four colors and a few lines of text might get a
psychological feeling of helplessness.
My first linux distribution was mklinux and later LinuxPPC. It was quite
a change from a Apple LC or a Performa 6360. It was scary to have to
type cd or ls; and what was all that output of ls -l. Yet, it always
gave me a funny feeling in my stomach every time I learned a new command
or a new option. I can understand why people would feel intimidated by
the slackware installer or even the ncurses RedHat installer.
Thanks to that Performa 6360, the oldest PPC machine where linuxPPC runs
and the BIT machine at LSU ( retired I think ), I was able to bypass
Microsoft World entirely without hesitation.
On Mon, 2004-07-19 at 15:03, Shannon Roddy wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Jul 2004 10:40:03 -0500, Alvaro Zuniga
> <alvaro at cox-internet.com> wrote:
> >Does Slackware 10
> > still uses ncurses? I know 9 still did.
> Yes, it still uses an ncurses base install, however I find it pretty
> easy to use. I managed when I knew nothing about Linux and only knew
> win 3.1, so it can't be that bad. The Slack installer has not really
> changed since '95 that I know of.
> General mailing list
> General at brlug.net
More information about the General