Loving the Command Line
Posted on: 04/06/2000 08:01 PM

Osopinion generally posts some interesting articles which in turn lead to interesting debates. Here's a prime example. A gentleman by the name of Jason Thiessen shouted from the mountain top, that he loves command line Linux. I agree whole heartedly. He presents some excellent arguments...
I am often amused and distressed watching a user familiar only with the WIMP (Windows, Icons, Mice, and Pull-down menus) interface struggle and fumble through multiple dialogue boxes to perform a task that I could do in seconds at the command line.
That isn't intended to insult, just to show the efficiency of the command line. Another snippit..
Command line interfaces are also useful when the computer being administered is in another room, or another city, or even another country. Because text is short, it transmits easily across slower links. Many a wide area network is built around the 56K-transmission speed; painfully slow for GUIs, but more then fast enough for the short bursts used by text mode commands.
This is an interesting read, you should check it out here.




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