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May 10, 2005, 05:30 (3 Talkback[s])


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"Many new Linux users feel uncomfortable about not having a fast-acting, easy-on, easy-off method of ending a runaway computer session, like the one they had with Windows. Something like the three-finger salute which is often used as a panacea for all sorts of ills under Windows. They need the comfort and reassurance that a quick, easy, and graceful exit--but something short of using the BRS (Big Red Switch)--can provide. Linux provides a quick and graceful shutdown, too. At least it does from the command line. It's called shutdown. Let's visit the CLI and learn a little more about how to make a graceful exit.

"Using shutdown is easy. You only have to learn two important things before you get your blackbelt in shutdown..."

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