Comment 3 for bug 508265

Why not simply state the year? Like:

"Until 1995, and like every other operating system, Linux was..."

Bruno Bernardino (eNz1m3 @ forums)

On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 18:52, Christopher Swift <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> In response to alamati's suggestion, I believe that the suggestion
> isn't that grammatically correct instead it may be better to say "For
> its first few years, Linux was controlled entirely by a command line
> interface lacking an easily configurable GUI [...]"
>
> Regards / Cofion,
> Christopher Swift.
>
> 2010/1/16 alamati <email address hidden>:
> > Hi all,
> > I suggest:
> > many years -> first years
> > or
> > For first years, similar other operating systems, Linux was ...
> >
> > --
> > Graphical interface in Linux (incorrect information)
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/508265
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> > Status in Ubuntu Manual: New
> >
> > Bug description:
> > Located in ./prologue/prologue.tex :131 (Launchpad Translations
> reference)
> >
> > It reads:
> > "For many years, Linux was entirely command line based --- it didn't have
> a Graphical User Interface [...]"
> >
> > My first Linux was an Slackware distro, circa 1995 and it came with Fvwm,
> Netscape Navigator and a lot of Motif(ish) based applications... only 4
> years after Linux was born :)
> >
> > My suggestion is to change "many years" by "some years", and add some
> reference to older GUIs being hard to configure (actually, a nightmare)
> >
> > Regards
> >
> >
> >
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