Wrong all these years

We’ve been trying for ages, in the Linux world, to get away from the idea that you have to open up a command line to do anything complicated. Gnome and KDE have been making big strides toward this goal (Mac people may smile happily because they had this nailed 20 years ago1). And now what do we see? In the Windows Vista Self-Guided Tour over in Microsoft Technet, the first section of the tour begins:

  1. Log on as administrator and start a command prompt by clicking Start, Run, and then typing command.
  2. Create a new user account named Toby by typing Net user Toby /add. The account will be created with a blank password.

Amazing.

  1. Although not any more, since as has been said, what’s the most powerful improvement Apple was able to make? They finally put a god damned shell back in. Then again, that was said by Jamie ‘now I use a Mac anyway’ Zawinski, so I don’t know what to think now.

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