Sepharo wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 10:03: Well the genesis of this thread was a guy advocating command lines over GUIs. I don't think the average user would fare better with a CLI. I don't have a problem with someone saying a CLI is more powerful and efficient than a GUI but was just riffing on the idea of someone capable with a CLI "flailing" with a mouse.
I was commenting specifically on the video link, not the GUI vs CLI argument. He's right in the sense that most people do "flail about with the mouse" but wrong in the sense that a CLI would be any improvement for those folks. Most people are like that and just need a basic GUI. Whether that GUI is Ubuntu or Windows doesn't really matter anymore thanks to web based applications seemingly becoming the future for many companies. It's a shame because computers have advanced so far and all people seem to want to do with them is post 140 character messages about Kim Kardashian.