"For instance, in Debian it is much easier to open the
console and write apt-get install abiword than to wait for Synaptic
to load, search for Abiword, click the check-box, confirm the
install and close the front end.
"Sometimes you will find yourself in a situation when you don't
want the app to stop working when X is restarted or broken.
Sometimes you just want a very light application, and nothing is
faster than a text interface. For example, when I install the new
nvidia drivers on Debian it sometimes breaks my system - but I want
to listen to a podcast while doing the repair work. If I used
Banshee, the thing would stop playing when I restarted X. By
opening a virtual terminal, by pressing say Ctrl+Alt+F4, I fire up
sox and play the mp3 in there. Works great and X does not interfere
with the playback!"
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