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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Here we go...start a thread like this...and I can just see the..."I messed up my Mac using Terminal!"...questions!

    - Nick

    p.s. Pretty cool/interesting thread otherwise!
    Perhaps people should just be careful executing what they don't understand


    Seriously, there's a lot of power at the command line. Often times things can be done much faster and easier than at the GUI. With that, however, comes the option to royally muck things up. All in all though, it's a good thing to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    Perhaps people should just be careful executing what they don't understand

    Seriously, there's a lot of power at the command line. Often times things can be done much faster and easier than at the GUI. With that, however, comes the option to royally muck things up. All in all though, it's a good thing to learn.
    I totally agree...except remember we have a lot of folks that don't understand:

    - What a blinking "?" means on startup.
    - What "the deal" is behind the use & limitations of the "gray/silver" OS disks.
    - Don't spill liquids on (or drink near) your notebook!

    My advice usually is...if you don't know what "Terminal" is...DON'T open it. And if you do want to mess around with Terminal...read, read, read...first!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Here we go...start a thread like this...and I can just see the..."I messed up my Mac using Terminal!"...questions!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    Perhaps people should just be careful executing what they don't understand
    A solution/preventative to this is Unix virtual machines. Download a nice Linux or BSD distribution (or if you hate yourself, Solaris), install it as a VM and experiment away with impunity. Problem solved! Haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    A solution/preventative to this is Unix virtual machines. Download a nice Linux or BSD distribution (or if you hate yourself, Solaris), install it as a VM and experiment away with impunity. Problem solved! Haha.
    Great suggestion/advice!

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    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Yeah, it's how I should have learned (oh the things I broke). I didn't know of virtual machines when I was learning about Linux so I did a lot of reinstalls while exploring the innards of the operating system. Oh how I wish I had known about virtual machines before I was comfortable at the command line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rman View Post
    Since I work with UNIX all day when I work, I try not to look at it when I working on my system.
    lol Polar opposite. I do all day, every day, and well.. I don't feel comfortable in the GUI environment.. never have, probably never will. To me the GUI exists to offer up xterms
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    I always just think of the GUI as being a fancy front end to the CLI tools (it's very much like that in the Linux world IIRC). That creeps over into OS X. For instance, I think the firewall System Preferences pane is a front end for ipfw and the pane for sharing is a front end for Apache, Samba et al.
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    If you can type decently, you can fly in the terminal and it's more fun. Actually helps your typing skills and make your brain work and think more!

    Even though I like a GUI, I love typing at a terminal also. Did it for many years before I owned a decent GUI system.

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    I think we should sticky this as the official nerd thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    I think we should sticky this as the official nerd thread...
    I prefer 'geek'. I did end up here from a fine arts start after all
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    It's good to have a diverse nerd population ...errr...pardon me...I mean geek

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    Agreed on the Sticky for sure. Nerd, Geek, whatever!

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    Geek is the nice way of saying brainiac !!!! Nerd is a more derogative way. I think geek sounds cooler too

    Back to Terminal. I used it once to rid myself of the horrid Dashboard and and did its job. I asked you Van once for a recommendation on a good Linux whatever to dl and use it in a VM. Im still getting around too it lol but in the near future ill have a chance to sit down one weekend and have a blast.
    I think ill get a lot out of it in ways that would help me too.

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