[fw-wiz] MJR on Linux/OSS
From: Devdas Bhagat (devdas_at_dvb.homelinux.org)
To: email@example.com Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 23:47:06 +0530
Summary: Diversity in interfaces is bad. Microsoft's consistent interface
I thought we went through this during the discussion on the personal
firewall day (firewall-wizards, Sep 30 2003 by Paul D. Robertson)?
Which consistent interface would suit everyone? As opposed to users
saying "I know this interface, and I don't want to learn anything new",
which interface would be acceptable?
KDE? GNOME? WindowMaker? Windows? MacOS? The command line?
Oh yes, you can run any distro with no big real difference between
them. The major lines: Debian, Redhat, Gentoo. The rest are clones, or
similar enough to transition easily between.
The trouble with a single dominant monoculture is that it does increase
the damage caused by a single hole. See blaster, and the long thread
which was spawned by *that* on this list.
I guess this is one of those things on which I disagree with Marcus.
Hopefully, this leads to another good discussion on what would work
best for what requirements (as opposed to the /. threads).
Oh, and Marcus: DLL hell ;)
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