Become a Linux Guru
By Juergen Haas
Command Line Interface vs. Graphical User Interface
Compare the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI) and the Linux Graphical User Interfaces, and decide when to use which.
- GUI and Command Line: A Comparison
- Is It Possible to Use GUI all the time?
- GNU/Linux Command Line Tools
Learning Command Line
Man pages are manuals for functions and usage of commands. Linux commands may vary in syntax and usage from one distribution of Linux to another. The command library here provides general references for both Shell commands and Linux commands.
- Linux/Unix Commands vs. Shell Commands
- C Shell Commands and What They Do
- Linux Command Library (Man Pages)
Usually the fastest way to get things done is using the keyboard only if possible. If you take the time to memorize commands and keyboard short-cuts you are often able to do your work with quick keystrokes rather that aiming the mouse pointer at buttons and menu items. That is way experts often prefer editors like Emacs and VI.
Linux is a robust, efficient, and light-weight operating system. As such it is well suited for embedded applications. That is, it can be used as operating system on devices other than conventional computers, such as mobile phones, household appliances, cars, airplanes, etc.