Many people are hesitant to switch to Linux, because they fearhaving to learn and use text commands to accomplish tasks, insteadof interacting soley with a mouse-driven graphical user interface.Although modern Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, can be runwithout the need for typing commands, simple-to-learn and easy-to-use commands often make even novice's tasks easier to accomplishthan could be done with the mouse. As one reader (Cibby) points outin a letter (page 31), using DOS commands on PCs back in the (good?)old days was no big deal. So, why fear Linux commands?Starting this month we want to dispel the myth of the difficultcommand line. In , Robert Clipsham is startingoff by telling you the basics, how to get help in the command line,and, most importantly, what not to type in the command line! Fromnext month, he will start discussing the easy, and probably most used,commands - working his way up to the more difficult and esoteric ones.Our series continues, and David Lamb wantsto know what you would like him to discuss in the future, so pleasedrop him an email. His email address is at the end of his article.Enjoy the issue and keep in touch!Editor, Full Circle Magazineronnie@fullcirclemagazine.org
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