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LinuxPlanet: Rant Mode Equals One: The Mighty Fine (Command) Line

Feb 15, 2000, 16:44 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferris)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"This article goes straight to the heart of the matter of Command Line versus Graphic User Interface (CLI vs GUI). This is a sensitive subject, and my view of it is subjectively on the sensitive side: I explain why at least one command line user, myself, feels so strongly about the matter."

"It's not intended to sell anything to anybody, or convince the people who are sitting on the fence to jump over into command line land -- it's preaching to the choir -- and if it's not that it's yelling at the top of the lungs in anger. It's not the best form of advocacy. Rather, it's about as far in the opposite direction from good Linux advocacy as you can get...."

"I'm going to do something not so surprising to the people that know me personally. I'm going to defend it. I'm not ashamed of it, I actually like Linux's arcane command line. As a matter of fact, it's one of those crazy things that make Linux and any flavor of UNIX better than any operating system from the lamers in Redmond."

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