DesktopOS: Two Years Before the Prompt: A Linux Odyssey

[ Thanks to Tim
for this link. ]

“A novice’s greatest fear is sitting in front of a motionless
command prompt with no idea what to type; or, as so frequently
happens, knowing a command that he copied verbatim from a document
discovered on the internet somewhere, but with no idea of what it
means or how to alter it if it doesn’t behave exactly as
advertised. Linux has never quite escaped its reputation as an OS
for geeks who like those command prompts. I made the plunge into
Linux at the start of 1993 under the assumption that things had
improved enough that I could get around Linux without the command
prompt at all, or at least with minimal exposure to it…”

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