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[News] Bash 4.0 Released, Harrison Consoles Goes for Linux

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Bash version 4.0 released

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| Bourne-again shell (Bash) version 4.0 has been released and includes several 
| fixes to serious bugs from the 3.x releases and some significant new 
| features. Bash 4.0, a free software Unix/Linux shell written for the GNU 
| Project, is released under version 3 of the GNU General Public License and is 
| the default shell for most Linux systems.    


Open source powers massive theatrical mixing console

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| The latest news from Harrison Consoles (a company that pioneered the use of 
| Linux in high-end audio applications) announces that Universal Studios has 
| upgraded their massive theatrical mixing console with Harrison's latest Linux 
| automation system.    



The Linux CLI for Beginners, or, Fear Not the Linux Command Line!

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| Most recent converts to Linux spend most of their time in the GUI -- the
| graphical desktop (whether Gnome, or KDE, or XFCE, or some other interface)
| that's made to look and act somewhat like Windows and Mac.  


The command line is nothing to be afraid of.

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| Many people are apprehensive about the command line when they first try
| Linux. I was too, even though I started off with the command line on my
| system 80, I quickly became used to the windows GUI. Like an unused muscle
| atrophies when not used, so did my command line comfort. Using Linux I
| regained my command line warrior status and it has migrated over to windows
| too.


Webmin: can a graphical front end for system administration replace the command

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| We all love GUIs. For the average user of proprietary systems like Windows
| they are mostly all they ever need or see. Unix systems are rather different.
| Long before GUIs became ubiquitous, system administrators (and single machine
| users too) were weaned on configuration on the command line and spent copious
| amounts of time mastering their craft.
| The increasing use and popularity of GNU/Linux has been educating people
| about its superior architecture, better security and relatively simple
| configuration files. It is also true though that the huge availability of
| graphical front ends has brought in a whole new slew of users who feel right
| at home with them as they did in Windows. However, the usual criticism is
| that, good and relatively easy to use as they are, they can never emulate the
| fine, granular control of the command line. There is a deal of truth in that.


5 Reasons to Use CLI Over GUI

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| First, I must say that using CLI is not always faster, not necessarily. There
| are tasks which can be done faster and easier using some GUI application
| rather than typing a whole bunch of commands. But, nevertheless, command line
| is still very powerful and it's more appropriate to use it for certain tasks.
| I for one use probably 90% GUI tools and applications and only in 10% of the
| cases CLI. So, you may ask, what's the scope of this? Well, in the first
| place, this article is about the reasons I believe to be noteworthy for using
| CLI in several situations, and what advantages it has.



10 Reasons Why the Command Line is More User-Friendly than the Desktop

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| Keying is faster than mousing.
| It's easier to both give and get help.
| Repetitive stress injury comes from the mouse, not the keyboard.
| Commands are standard where GUIs are not.
| [...]


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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