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Comment Say what? (Score 1) 154

There is no way that the average user is ready for the command line. I work for a major hardware manufacturer (the one with the flame issues) and deal with ordinary users all day long. Their capacity for ignorance is astounding and even with a GUI they manage to reach new levels of idiocy every day, let alone with a command prompt. Most confuse the monitor with the tower. Most have never seen their Add/Remove Programs list. Most have no idea who makes their antivirus software. Most cannot tell me if they have a router or a modem for their Internet service or who makes it (find the black box with the flashing lights). Many cannot even tell me what version of Windows they are running.

There is no way these kinds of people could even move around the file system using the CLI, let alone manipulate files effectively to actually use the computer.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb