Windows GUI vs. Linux Command Line Myths

Posted by jhansonxi on Nov 8, 2008 2:58 PM EDT
Stubborn Tech Problem Solving; By jhansonxi
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Undoubtedly you've heard the old cliché that Windows is easier to maintain because it has GUI tools for everything while Linux requires commands lines and a terminal. Any experienced Windows administrator knows the point-and-click GUI tools don't cover everything.

Likewise any experienced Linux administrator knows there are many GUI tools for Linux configuration but terminal shells are available on ANY system regardless of how big or small and the ability to script any action in a platform-neutral way is too useful to give up. I just again encountered a situation on XP that required a command-line fix and it highlights the ignorance of many fanboys about the reality of Windows system administration.

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Why does this surprise anyone? phsolide 11 1,882 Apr 22, 2009 1:11 PM

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