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KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

Posted Mar 24, 2010 23:00 UTC (Wed) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129)
In reply to: KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management by bronson
Parent article: KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

If you actually think that double clicking in a custom GUI is painful, you probably shouldn't be using a computer at all.
Your analogy to OpenOffice or vim is completely brain dead. If you want to send an OpenOffice document via email, you *do* have to export it. Yeah right, it's called File -> Save as..., i guess that's what makes it so much easier to use, right? Oh, and speaking of emails: email programs do just the same, they keep a database of your emails so you can read and answer them easily. Do you want to mess around with emails as files? I don't. My emails are buried somewhere deep within ~/.kde, and i don't give a rat's ass about the files they're stored in as long as it works. I guess most desktop users feel the same.

Furthermore, sending VMs via email etc. is just not a common use case. The common use case is that somebody sets up a machine once, say, to use some legacy windows app, and keeps using that as long as he needs it. Also, all the files are there in ~/.VirtualBox, nothing stops you from backing up that directory. It's not rocket science you know. But it seems you just want to whine about how bad the world is anyway, so i don't see a reason to waste further time with you...

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KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

Posted Mar 25, 2010 12:28 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

As with the ssh example, you ignore the point in order to get in a lame insult. Do you feel better now? The point was that custom GUIs tend to be painful, especially when there's a perfectly good alternative.

Save As is not the same thing as Export.

Your email example is actually a good argument wrapped in boring vitriol. The difference is that email involves tens of thousands of messages, whereas desktop users only have a few VMs.

Sending MP3s via email was not a common use case 10 years ago, sending 50 MB PPTs and PDFs via email wasn't common 5 years ago... Limiting design to only serve the common use case would make the future a pretty boring place!

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