Thursday, January 31, 2008

CLI: Because GUIs are for Tools

The command line offers the power and flexibility that you'll need to make your Linux box operate the way you want it to. One could never possibly build a GUI with all the options a Linux geek needs to have a comfortable level of control over his or her machine. Many distros have been working quite diligently to provide a GUI for over common Linux desktop task so that your grandmother can use Linux, but if you're a "power user" or just have the healthy curiosity that maintains human race, there is no all-encompassing GUI for you.

In the next few posts, I will cover the basic of using the command-line interface, CLI, and otherwise using a shell. Let me know if you think I've left something out.

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