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Originally Posted by commodore Ok, I hoped I can use Synaptic (I have Ubuntu), but everyone is still talking about their command line. I thought technology people are into advancing ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by commodore
    Ok, I hoped I can use Synaptic (I have Ubuntu), but everyone is still talking about their command line. I thought technology people are into advancing
    But when you get used to something... I've begun to use the command line more and more, and it really is very powerful. When I first started using linux, it just reminded me of some archaic DOS, but that is far from the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by commodore
    I thought technology people are into advancing
    Just cos something isn't pretty doesn't mean it's not a powerful, advanced technology!! The command line may be ugly and it may be confusing, but it *is* powerful, and any GUI you get for linux will just be a nice front-end for a command line program, so whether you prefer a GUI or the CLI is just a matter of personal taste and not a function of how advanced things are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smolloy
    Quote Originally Posted by commodore
    I thought technology people are into advancing
    Just cos something isn't pretty doesn't mean it's not a powerful, advanced technology!! The command line may be ugly and it may be confusing, but it *is* powerful, and any GUI you get for linux will just be a nice front-end for a command line program, so whether you prefer a GUI or the CLI is just a matter of personal taste and not a function of how advanced things are.
    I agree. I moved from Suse to Arch so I could get my hands dirty and learn more. I feel like I have more control over my system now. Either way, like mentioned, it is just a series of front ends to the CLI .

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    Quote Originally Posted by smolloy
    The command line may be ugly ...
    Ugly?! How can you say that? It's semi transparent and tinted blue with a funky neon green matrix don't-have-to-dodge-bullets text going on. If that's not cool, then I just don't know what is.




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    Quote Originally Posted by psic
    Quote Originally Posted by smolloy
    The command line may be ugly ...
    Ugly?! How can you say that? It's semi transparent and tinted blue with a funky neon green matrix don't-have-to-dodge-bullets text going on. If that's not cool, then I just don't know what is.
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    I have to say that when it comes to the CLI, at first, I didn't realize how much faster and more controllable my system is with it. After reading a few tutorials on the subject and now, after almost exactly a year with Linux, I can clearly see why the command line is praised so much. Lets put it this way, my mouse tends to collect dust from time to time .

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    Re: An universal packaging system

    Quote Originally Posted by commodore
    Probably many people have said this before, but why doesnt GNU/Linux have an universal packaging system that all distros could use. It would make GNU/Linux a lot more usable. Currently GNU/Linux is definetly not for people how use computer for just reading news or something like that because they dont know anything about computers.
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