Archive: ‘Introduction’

Favorite CLI Linux Apps: Intro

02.19.10

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We’re talking about the Linux command line…again.  Don’t worry, I won’t bore you (hopefully). If you’re still on this page, I commend you.

Remember, a Linux user should never feel forced to use the terminal or “console”, but knowing how to use it will help you get the most out of Linux.  The speed, simplicity, and the consistency are what drive me to use it nearly every time I’m at a Linux Desktop.

Ok, here’s a list of programs that are typically not in a distro by default.  These programs are intentionally run from a terminal prompt.

Favorite Linux Apps: Intro

02.12.10

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So far, we’ve been talking about using the command line to download files or make some repetitive work simpler.  We’ve also seen how to upgrade a Firefox Web browser in Ubuntu.

Today we’ll discuss general “tools” that a Linux user might need on a daily basis.  Most of these tools are (believe it/not) GUI applications.  You can lose time by slogging through a CLI solution only to learn you could have gotten the job done quicker with a GUI app.  But when the GUI app is clumsy or lacks a reliable batch process—I consider command line solutions.

So, with that, here are some tools/apps that I install to my Linux desktops.  Since I prefer Debian-based package management, GUI installs will reference “Synaptic” while command line install instructions will be “aptitude”.

Hello World

12.31.09

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I’d like to say some words here in introducing/launching this blog.

I’m hoping to provide a helpful and useful resource to those considering a switch to Linux from another Operating System.  There are a lot of good reasons why you’d want to make the switch, but it isn’t something I’d recommend unless you’re ready to really, I mean really get into.  A half-hearted effort will likely bring frustration and little reward.

Yes, I know “Hello World” is a cliché phrase.