10 May 2007

Making Linux "Easy" - Take 2

Names have been hidden to protect the guilty, but while lurking in the Hardware Abstraction Layer channel on Freenode (#hal), I saw this:

I'm looking for a command line program to mount and unmount as opposed 
to having icons show up on my KDE or Gnome desktop, as I don't use KDE
or Gnome, or even have a Desktop.

Now, maybe I'm just a purist, but as I see it, this is manifestation of a disturbing trend in making linux "easy" for new users. The fact that a linux user can be completely unaware of the existence of mount(8) really bothers me. Viva la Slackware!