GUI vs CUI (was Re: Firewall)
On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 15:09:21 GMT
NoStop <email@example.com> wrote:
> Trevor Best wrote:
> > On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 14:15:25 GMT
> > NoStop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> > The only thing that is normally going to go out on it's own is the
> >> > updater, checking to see if there are any updates available. And this
> >> > is completely configurable.
> >> >
> >> And the NTP client, which isn't something to be concerned about either.[/color]
> > Etherape will show the sites you're connecting to, not necessarily the
> > program that's making the connection though.
> Trevor, what you might find somewhat entertaining is to using Etherape.
> Shows the ethernet chatter in a graphical way. More in keeping with your
> stated likes when it comes to GUIs. :-) It works especially well with
> dual-monitors, giving one the realestate to watch what's happening while
> doing other things.[/color]
I should have qualified my other statement further, "not a fan of the
CUI _newsreader_" seems the context wasn't there for all to see.
There are of course things I like better as GUIs and yes, Etherape is
entertaining in that way rather than watching firewall logs scrolling
up just as Firefox is a lot nicer IMO than say Lynx.
I do advocate dropping down to a terminal to do anything serious as I
do with the command prompt in Windows, copying large numbers of files
for instance, in both OSs is more controlled from a command prompt than
the GUI (e.g. auto clobber of older files, etc.).
I've nearly always got a terminal window open (not as I write this
Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?