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    #21
    I can be much more productive using a CLI having several terminals open doing many different tasks, vi for scripting and editing.

    I'm responsible for dozens of servers none of which has a GUI attached and all that can be done on a 10 years scrapper running a Linux desktop that uses few resources so I cab browse a few sites and monitoring tools at the same time and run a Win7 VM to access some client tools that are win only.

    It's not a pissing contest about which OS is better in my opinion but the best tools for the job that you are comfortable with. It was a delight to find I could run a terminal in OSX with commands I was familiar with.

    The WIMP environment has been around for a very long time and can be used in any OS. I'm not saying that that how I prefer to work is better than any other way it just suits me and my skillset.
    Me, me, me...

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      #22
      Originally posted by Boo View Post
      Hi SO, don't really understand what you mean by that, care to be a bit more explicit ?

      Boo
      CLI isn't burdened by the limitations of the GUI, so it can be really powerful - or at least offer equivalent power at much lower expense in terms of effort required. One just needs to learn how to use their tool properly.

      Can you imagine Git operations fully implemented in a GUI? !!!

      I like GUIs - i'm not stereotypical unix guru who likes to code in VI even though there are proper tools, with enormous productivity gains, for the job these days. But in the year 2015, a 100%, or even close to 100%, GUI driven OS would be the the etch-a-sketch equivalent of a proper set of paint brushes & paints.

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        #23
        Originally posted by Cliphead View Post
        I can be much more productive using a CLI having several terminals open doing many different tasks, vi for scripting and editing.
        This.

        Though I do have a couple of editors (one set up for text, the other for code) which I also use when I feel they are more suitable for the job.

        A real demonstration of the weakness of point and click came several years ago when I was roped in by a Windows admin to help set up the network for a dozen PCs. He and his colleague were doing it all by point and click and it was taking an age. I would have preprepared a script for that little lot and it would have taken a fraction of the time to execute.

        Scripting is king for repetitive tasks and you can build in error reporting so that you are only dealing with the exceptions.
        Behold the warranty -- the bold print giveth and the fine print taketh away.

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          #24
          Originally posted by Sysman View Post
          Scripting is king for repetitive tasks and you can build in error reporting so that you are only dealing with the exceptions.
          Yeah. I've got a plural sight course queued up when I get time to kick start me into being remotely competent. It's not essential (only because there is normally someone else who can do a decent job), but it's definitely a weak point for me.

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