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Old 11-05-2015, 10:49 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
i don't want it.
i use a user-centric distro. one that gives me power over my system, and doesn't try to soothe me.
and i'm pretty sure i'm speaking for most other users here.
exactly, I am a geek, I do NOT want my operating system to hold my hand, second guess me, or limit my options
Old 11-05-2015, 08:54 PM   #17
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Yes but, ...
geeks are equipped,(odd spelling) but users are not.
Gnu/Linux users have a heads up but its a big ask to go from windross to Debian, or whatever, the user convenience is not the same. Then it is, of course, about convenience.
I want to control my os but I don't want to spend a huge amount of time configuring it but I can live with a compromise and I think GNU/Linux largely provides that.

Old 11-07-2015, 08:28 AM   #18
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In this case specifically, the command line is better.
If you research the GUI program (called Disks) that you used, you will find that often it does not function the way it is supposed to...


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