Re: OFF TOPIC [was]Re: Linux needs control.exe

Robin Becker (
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 09:42:34 +0000

In message <Pine.LNX.3.95.961029001939.1873F-100000@brando>, Kevin M
Bealer <> writes
>On Fri, 25 Oct 1996, Robin Becker wrote:
>> Joe User often is as baffled by the terminology as anything else & a
>> poorly designed GUI control panel won't help. I'm no fan of Billy, but
>> Win 95 is nearly there. The distressing thing is that we're all
>Win 95 is simplified for the user:
>User: What does this configuration thing do?
>You: It allows you to modify you settings, for networking,
> hardware, protocols, ...
>User: Whoa! Layman's terms, please!
>You: It changes stuff.
>User: That's what I'm looking for! What can it change?
>You: This part change IP forwarding. It allows ...
>User: Simplify, simplify! What can it do for ME?
>You: Nothing, until you understand it.
>User: Well it makes me uncomfortable. It looks so technical;
> Get rid of it, I want a system *I* can understand.
>You: But...
>User: Hey, who's system is this anyway?
>You: (... rm this, rm that, rm /etc/* ...) "All done."
>> --
>> Robin Becker
> Develop free apps?
>We believe that everything's getting better despite evidence to
>the contrary. The evidence must be investigated. You can prove
>anything with evidence.
> -- Steve Turner, "Creed"
Agreed :)
Robin Becker