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Two Reasons the Command Line Trumps the Graphical User Interface

Mar 12, 2009, 22:34 (3 Talkback[s])

"The first reason is twofold, quickness and convenience. I will use for this point GNU/Linux distribution software installation and removal. If one has one’s distribution repositories set up, knows the application one wants to install and knows the command line string to use for installation on one’s GNU/Linux distribution of choice then installation is much faster at the command line. For example I want to install K9Copy, a DVD duplication application not included or installed by default on my Mandriva Linux system and included in the Penguin Liberation Front (PLF) third party repositories for Mandriva. From the GUI installer under KDE I have to use the following (16) steps.

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