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re: On GUI-shaming and a mountain of hot takes VIEW POST


What people should know about GUIs is that, at best, they provide the same features as the CLI version. I mean, you will always lose something by using the GUI version of any app.

But that's not their worst limitation.

As @gypsydave5 brilliantly described in his post about the Unix way, you also lose the inter-operability of Unix. I mean, you can't pipe your app to another app if you're in a GUI. You're inside a kind of box where all you can do is only what the developers of the app wanted to put in it.

But if it suits your needs, who cares?

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