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Many people are hesitant to switch to Linux, because they fear
having to learn and use text commands to accomplish tasks, instead
of interacting soley with a mouse-driven graphical user interface.
Although modern Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, can be run
without the need for typing commands, simple-to-learn and easy-to-
use commands often make even novice's tasks easier to accomplish
than could be done with the mouse. As one reader (Cibby) points out
in a letter (page 31), using DOS commands on PCs back in the (good?)
old days was no big deal. So, why fear Linux commands?
, Robert Clipsham is starting
off by telling you the basics, how to get help in the command line,
and, most importantly, what not to type in the command line! From
next month, he will start discussing the easy, and probably most used,
commands - working his way up to the more difficult and esoteric ones.
series continues, and David Lamb wants
to know what you would like him to discuss in the future, so please
drop him an email. His email address is at the end of his article.
Ubuntu is a complete operating
system that is perfect for laptops,
desktops and servers. Whether at
home, school or work Ubuntu
contains all the applications you'll
ever need including word processor,
email application and web browser.
You do not pay any
licensing fees. You can download,
use and share Ubuntu with your
friends, family, school or business
for absolutely nothing.
Once installed, your system is ready
to use with a full set of productivity,
internet, drawing and graphics
applications, and games.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?