Originally Posted by mushroomboy
Originally Posted by xzarth
Oh well, that's the beauty of choice, everyone uses what they consider best for task at hand.
Also, i do all my work in terminal because that's my work, but if i would have a fitting tool to do it in GUI, i as well might. I don't see any advantage in terminal per se, it has advantages because it's often implemented better, not because it's just plain better than GUI.
I agree, a lot of the time I do updates without a terminal open. What's the difference in opening a GUI and hitting the update button or opening a terminal and typing the commands? Equally just as fast at that point, while I'm at it I might as well see if they have other useful programs. If I had a list of everything I needed to set up, it might be easier and I should do that. I don't, cause it isn't something I do often so you will find me using a GUI to search. Yeah that can be done in a terminal, but then I have to type in the search for a package to get the context. After I've got that, I have to type in AGAIN to get the application. I can search in a GUI, hit a tick box and search for the next program. When I'm done, hit the apply or whatever and all those packages install. Blip, done.
and run multiple filers, switch between your mouse and your keyboard ten times, wait for the annoying thing to install with a dumb 'progress' bar that tells you little, or have a whole window dedicated to running the one GUI when in a terminal you can be doing other things in the same window. yup, you got me, that sounds 10x better.
Process of installing a package for me:
Alt-Shift-Enter (open terminal)
sudo aptitude install program, and sudo aptitude search program. If I need more then one program it's aptitude install program1 program2.
view useful info and hit y
as for searching in between, I open nano inside a tmux tile and just c/p the names I want the few times that is actually neededEdited by jrl1357 - 3/20/13 at 6:39pm