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Command-line or graphical user interface?

Command-line mostly
23% (3 votes)
Graphical user interface mostly
8% (1 vote)
Both about evenly
69% (9 votes)
Total votes: 13

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CLI or GUI

Here's another silly thread/poll just for fun.

Do you stick to a command-line interface or a graphical user interface? Or both? What's your reasoning?

I don't have X installed on my server because 1) it's not necessary; and 2) I don't even have a monitor for it. I just use PuTTY on a local Windows machine to access the server. I may start using the server as a desktop if I can find a monitor in which case I'll probably use a GUI. But in the past, I've had a desktop that I used completely from the command-line. It was a bit harsh, but fun.

wtf. I posted a "Both about evenly" option but it didn't show....

EDIT: Oh wait, I think I didn't hit the "Add option" button. Embarassed If an admin/mod can fix this, that would be cool.

Mabye you forgot to hit the "Add Option" button.

"olive" wrote:

wtf. I posted a "Both about evenly" option but it didn't show....

EDIT: Oh wait, I think I didn't hit the "Add option" button. Embarassed If an admin/mod can fix this, that would be cool.

Fixed. Smiling

I voted for that third option as I use it interchangebly. There's always a terminal emulator open somewhere, but I still need GUI, if nothing then because it looks great and because of stuff you can't do in CLI such as graphics.

I think that GUI + CLI is the ultimate combination for ultimate power over the computer and what you can do with it. Laughing out loud

They both have their uses. It'd be a pain in the ass to configure a printer via CLI and for GUI it would suck to something like this.

I use both all the time.

It really depends on what I'm trying to do. For surfing the web, I prefer a GUI. For managing files, I open an xfce-terminal and use rm, cp, mv, mkdir and the lot. I like to use makefiles to automate tasks such as uploading the latest version of a document after building it with LaTeX.

 

I use CLI and GUI about the same amount, I use CLI for admin'ing my own computer and GUI for actually using it most of the time, except sometimes Vi or Emacs

I use the CLI more than the GUI

Mainly I ssh about etc, so there aint much point, X forwarding is heavy etc

Only really use the GUI for firefox n gaim

Normally I have Gaim/Amsn and firefox on my MacTop.
And the Desktop with Irssi, and doing other such tasks.

Smiling

DOWN WITH X!

My server is CLI only which I controle via ssh from my desktop which is GUI, so I'll vote for #3.

 

I use both about evenly.

I'm not as die hard as some of the people I recently met who just use X to manage 20 or so