> It's hard to see how one could simplify Linux networking. It requires one ip addr command to set an IP address and one ip route command to set a default route. And on IPv6 even those are unnecessary, it's automatic.
And a dns, too. And the wireless network name. And the wireless network username+password.
And then, I have to do it all again in two minutes when you walk out of range. And then again when you get home. And then again at a cafe.
NM might not be the nicest of things, but it sure beats the hell out of running several commands every time I relocate myself/my laptop.