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Mar 03, 2011, 00:06 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Everyone has heard how Linux is to hard, and that you have to use the mysterious command line to get anything done. As we all know this statement is not true. In most modern Linux distro's one can get by indefinitely without ever reverting to a command line. But If you open a terminal, you can find a whole new world of computing will open up for you, and it's not as hard as you might think!

"Why would I want to use the command line?

"Since most of us have migrated from windows, we are used to getting things done by loading a Gui (graphical user interface) and selecting a option that we want. (And now we mostly do the same thing in Linux). But sometimes the command line is the fastest, easiest or only way to get stuff done. The command line bypasses the Gui and (in most cases) with a simple command lets us quickly accomplish our task."

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