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[News] GNU/Linux Can Run as Text, Unlike Windows and Mac OS X

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Linux Runs on Text: Understanding & Handling Text

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| This month, as another part of the series about using text on Linux systems, 
| we’ll introduce “plain text” and how you can restructure it. We’ll see how to 
| identify text from different systems (Unix, DOS, Mac) and to convert text 
| between systems. The article ends with some examples, and there’ll be lots 
| more next month.    
| If you’re used to clicking on files to view and edit them, you’ll probably 
| find some new tools and concepts here. Gurus, please have a look at the main 
| example and be sure it’s familiar.  



Linux on the line: musings on the CLI / GUI flip-flop

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| People are a funny lot. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. And 
| one person’s primary means of instructing a computer is met with disdain by 
| another. There’s a perennial battle between mousers and keyboard jockeys, 
| and “what’s in” appears to go in cycles.   


Geek to Live: The command line comeback

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| The advent of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) forever
| revolutionized personal computing. A windowed system with point
| and click icons made computers usable for anyone who couldn't deal
| with a black screen and a prompt waiting for arcane textual commands.
| But in recent years, this enormous interface change is coming full
| circle. Amongst power users - and more and more, regular Joe's - the
| command line is making a comeback in modern web and desktop
| applications.

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