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Old 11-07-2003, 12:13 AM   #1
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GUI in Red Hat Linux 9?

Hi everybody. Im an MS database guy. Ive never even seen any version of Linux but Im considering learning Oracle and I want to do it on a Linux OS. I went and looked at a book today for Red Hat Linux 9 and 95% of the examples given were done in code. Does Linux have a GUI? Can you do most tasks using it? Im sure even if its got a GUI there are lots of die-hards that like to code (as I do in MSSQL) but I want to ease into it gradually if possible.

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Old 11-07-2003, 12:36 AM   #2
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it sure does, it looks like this:

i find it better featured than Windows

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Old 11-07-2003, 12:39 AM   #3
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Can most administrative tasks be accomplished with it?
Old 11-07-2003, 12:46 AM   #4
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In my opinion yes, I am still new to it and i am very much enjoying everything that your are able to do in both the Gui and the Command line... but i dont know oracle and i am a student just learnign you can judge my post accordingly...=P

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I also agree that most things can be done with the GUI. I do encourage you to learn what system changes are actually occurring with those point and click. You really may be surprised how simple a linux system is and ultimately find that the CLI faster and easier for many tasks. It is kind of nice to know how a system works.


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