[oclug]Windows Security (was: Linux too hard?)
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at storm.ca
Mon Nov 25 22:08:04 EST 2002
On 25/11/02 GR Gaudreau did speaketh:
> [gr] With MDK 9.0 I've been able to burn CDs no problem, using
> xcdroast. But before this new version of xcdroast, I couldn't even burn
> a multi-session CD with it. The others weren't working for me for
> various reasons. I found the interfaces rather cumbersome and the lack
> of help files really bummed my trip.
I wouldn't know, I haven't tried them yet. I starting ready the CD-Writing
HOWTO, and the first suggested commands were all command-line with mkisofs and
cdrecord. That worked, so I haven't had the need for anything else yet. I
fired up xcdroast once, but when I looked at the configuration options, I
killed it. It was far from intuitive, and the command-line cdrecord was easily
understandable by comparison.
One caveat: I haven't tried multi-session CDs yet. That's coming. I
usually wait until I have enough to fill a CD.
> As for the command line, well, forget it. I'm not into that. It just
> isn't my thing. You, on the other hand are, as you put it, quite happy
> with it. Hey, more power to you, but not everyone wishes, or even can,
> learn all those arcane commands; not to mention that the man pages can
> be daunting for non-Geek types like myself, when I *do* use the command
> line. Bottom line: I'm a GUI man and the command line doesn't interest
> me. Guess there's not much room for guys like me in the Linux world, eh.
That's like a Unix geek saying they're not into GUIs. The fact is that
certain tasks call for certain tools and interfaces. Sometimes command-line is
better, sometimes not. I highly suggest getting comfortable with both. Even
Microsoft knows this. Try administering an NT box some time. The GUIs are next
to useless. All of the really powerful commands are all command-line.
Use the right tool for each job I say. I'm not about to do graphic design
on a command line, or batch a complicated job in a GUI. Don't limit yourself.
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at storm.ca>, GnuPG pub key: 5BC8BE08
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