Bazza wrote:Hi Bazza...
OK, maybe I should have written:-
"So MY XP OS is outliving this HW." ;o\
And as for all the others defending Linux "to the death" about
command line usage - I point you to our "Help" forum,
(other Linux specific sites also), and especially the LXF mag`.
There is one task that I know of with Windows that can only be performed with the command line - Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and probably the other versions as well. The command has changed - just to make it harder. You can't perform a Windows update from behind a proxy server without telling the system to import the proxy settings from Internet Explorer on the command line.
The command line is just another way of interacting with your computer - sometimes it is the fastest way to do something, sometimes it is the only way to do something, sometimes it's a way of starting a graphical interaction. Not using the command line is like a painter only using a 4" (10 cm) brush to paint a portrait. Rolf Harris could do it but he didn't paint any fine details