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Ten Reasons To Dump Windows [III]

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I’d like to invite you to read the last of three articles from the “Dump Windows” saga of writings. Two previous articles (part I, part II) stirred up quite a controversy and a variety of opinions. With this article I’m hoping for calmer and more meritorious responses. In the last article of this series we will touch on the aspects of work and usefulness of the console, remote access, logic behind the OS, pricing, and TCO.

7. Power of the console

A console (terminal, terminal emulation) and a shell are equivalent to what is commonly known in Windows as the ‘command line’. For many it’s just a mysterious and unnecessary system tool, reserved only for the ‘1337′. For some, professional system administrators, although limited it’s indispensable. Linux console, in contrast with the Windows command shell, is an extremely powerful user tool, which allows one to perform virtually any operation on the system.

The combined power of the console and the shell (i.e. Bash) enable us to perform, among thousands, the following example tasks:

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