Interfaces was Re: my notes on l i n k s

William Hubbs kc5eiv at
Tue Nov 19 11:49:58 EST 2002

I must agree here also.  I really don't think we need to worry too much
about the text console going away any time soon either.


On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 11:27:04AM -0500, Buddy Brannan wrote:
> Must agree with Toby here. And Janina. And...
> Bear in mind that GNU/Linux (and indeed any un*x-like environment) is
> necessarily different from DOS, Windows, and the like. The systems are
> meant to have multiple users, so they do a lot of things at once very
> easily, because they were designed that way.
> Moreover, the way that things *should be* programmed for this
> environment is necessarily different. Note i said *should*, because
> obviously it's not always done this way as we all know. But generally,
> X-Window programs are merely front ends to other things that don't
> require X, and non-X front-ends are generally available--or can be
> written. Interfaces are generally separated from the main
> program--this isn't true of Windows and its ilk. Certainly it isn't
> always true under GNU/Linux and other Un*x-like environments either,
> but it's true enough that I don't think we need worry about text
> consoles going away any time very soon. 
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