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Point and Click?

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by simongrahamuk, Jul 17, 2007.

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What type of Geek are you

Poll closed Aug 16, 2007.
  1. I'm most definately all point and click.

    20.6%
  2. Show me the terminal baby!

    14.7%
  3. I'm an uber geek and use both.

    64.7%
  1. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Are you a Point and Click person or a Command line one?

    Me personally I'm definately a Point and Click person, but this new Windows Server Core has got me wondering just what other people are?
     
  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Depends. On Windows, I'm deffo point and click but there are somethings I do on Linux that I use the shell, even when there's a GUI alternative. It's just the way I learned to perform certain tasks.
     
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  3. MacAllan

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    Use both. But the CLI is much easier forgotten without lots of recent usage.

    Point and click is great for occasional use, and at times it's reassuring when someone else has gone to all the trouble of putting in all those safeguards - 'Are you sure you really mean that??!!'

    But you can't do cisco without CLI. And I just love debian's 'apt-get install <just about ****ing anything> ' :D
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Always use the right tool for the right job. Sometimes I click... sometimes I type.
     
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  5. ThomasMc

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    i'm they same as trip, my mate installed Fedora last week and i was like "Oh so thats what it looks like" lol
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Point and click, but learning the commands as I go along!
     
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  7. Tinus1959

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    I use both, what ever is faster or easier to do. When I'm helping a student I mostly work with the mouse and let him/her do the typing.
    When I want them to follow what I am doing I'll use the mouse.
    When I dont want them to follow I'll use the keyboard and hope they can not read as fast as I type.:biggrin
     
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  8. wagnerk
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    It depends on the task and how I'm feeling. For the majority of the time it's the point and click, however some tasks do require the use of the CLI, I believe it really doesn't how you do it just as long as the task gets done :)

    -Ken
     
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  9. greenbrucelee
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    I use both.

    In my job its mainly a point and click operation (and run around like a t***) but occasionally the computer (server) that controls the computer to plate machines runs from the service shell so you have no option to use the commands,
     
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  10. wizard

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    I like to use both :D
     
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  11. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    i mainly use click and point, but if CLI is quicker, then that would be option for me...
     
  12. Mathematix

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    I use both at home and at work.
     
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  13. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    At home it's point and Click, but at work it's mostly the command line.:biggrin
     
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  14. AJ

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    I come from the DOS decade so I do use both 8)
     
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  15. Sparky
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    Both :biggrin
     
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  16. Bluerinse
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    Me too :biggrin
     
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  17. SimonV

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    I use both methods, most of the time its quicker to choose point or click or command line but it really depends on the task your doing.
     
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  18. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Perhaps I should have rephrased the question - given a choice between GUI and CLI to perform the same task which would you prefer to use?
     
  19. BosonMichael
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    I'd have given the same answer: always use the right tool for the right job. Sometimes I click... sometimes I type. Depends on what I'm doing.
     
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  20. tripwire45
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    Your poll isn't worded to reflect what you just said, Si.
    I'm referring to the third choice.
     
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