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Old 07-02-2002, 09:37 PM   #1
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Question Command Line vs GUI

Which is everyones preference?

Old 07-02-2002, 09:52 PM   #2
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Command for about everything except the eye candy, when I want to look at my desktop and tired of just text and lines..
Old 07-02-2002, 11:28 PM   #3
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GUI for most of the time, because that is what I've become used to with Windows. I have started using text line some but I've just started using Linux around Easter of this year. I'm real new to Linux and dont know many of the commands yet, but I'm working on it.

Old 07-03-2002, 02:06 AM   #4
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cant live without both of them simultaneously.
When I feel lazy I will use gui, and when I am
active I can use the command line.
Old 07-03-2002, 02:18 AM   #5
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GUI with 8 Eterms open at the same time.
Does that count?

Old 07-03-2002, 05:56 AM   #6
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system configuration and filemanagement => console
all the rest => KDE3
Old 07-03-2002, 07:52 AM   #7
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command line only.
quicker, easier.
Old 07-04-2002, 02:02 AM   #8
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I use command line for ALL install (except those who need X of course) and config

I use X for fun, chat, internet or other useless stuff. The Command line is for important thing, I don't need X to edit some files or to compile files.

I'm also running few server on a little P120 and of course it is too old for GUI, so I do all this only with command line. I like IRC in text mode, it's... funny
Old 07-04-2002, 02:15 AM   #9
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Originally posted by RefriedBean
GUI with 8 Eterms open at the same time.
Does that count?
I'm the same way hehe (even use Eterm )
Old 07-04-2002, 02:17 AM   #10
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somewhere I've heard, that the real power of Linux only lies in the Command line, and the command line alone...

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Old 07-06-2002, 01:45 PM   #11
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X should only be for internet browsing, chatting, and anything else that requires more than 16 colors. :-)

i actually use my linux network primarily from work, where i ssh in and have no choice but to use command line. i could install VNC, but thus far i haven't had the need.

at home, i use X for internet browsing and chatting. whenever i'm working on anything else i'll have a few terminals open or be in another tty.

i don't even like emacs in X. :-)
Old 07-06-2002, 01:51 PM   #12
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Gui (fvwm2) and a lot of xterms open! Btw... fvwm2 loads in 2 seconds on Celeron 933
Old 07-06-2002, 02:16 PM   #13
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Originally posted by zLinuxz
somewhere I've heard, that the real power of Linux only lies in the Command line, and the command line alone...
It's not just Linux it's any *nix flavor.
99% of what you learn on Linuz at the command line applys to ALL *nix flavors, inlcuding shell scripting, awk, sed, network configuation, file mangement.... you name it.

If short if your goal is to become a *nix SA then you have
to learn to work at the command line.
Old 07-06-2002, 04:19 PM   #14
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about 60 % console; much quicker, heck i even use links for
some internetbrowsing

for graph work X, mostly in XFce like rendering or pcb design
i use KDE mostly to impress and to promote linux to M$ victims
Old 07-06-2002, 05:33 PM   #15
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Mostly console. But also rxvt (many copies) in GUI.


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