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 GUI vs. CLI: A Qualitative Comparison

In this article, I will be analyzing the specific properties that make the command line unique and irreplaceable. I will likewise analyze the graphical UI's features--though only giving it a cursory look, since I assume my audience does not need to be persuaded to make the most of its video hardware. I will be looking at the Unix shell, since it is the most full-featured and powerful of such interfaces (DOS, of course, had very few features worth talking about; it must be given its due, though--it brought millions of people into computing). I will be looking at GUIs on a more general level. Read the interesting comparison at OSNews by Greg Afinogenov.

 (Submitted by Anonymous Thu Sep 4, 2003 )


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