Learning CLI: should I install Ubuntu Server?

LinuxIsOne reallife at hmamail.com
Sun Dec 11 14:13:16 UTC 2011

On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 7:00 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:

No need if you just want to learn, the CLI in the desktop interface is
> virtually the same as in the server.  Just open a terminal and pretend
> that you have not got the GUI.

On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 8:03 AM, Avi Greenbury <lists at avi.co> wrote:

The server edition starts out as little more than the desktop edition
> without a desktop. The CLI available on the desktop version is
> identical, so you can just fire up a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) in your
> desktop and get going with the terminal there.
> There's a fairly good introduction to the command line here:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal
> And there's good documentation around for completing specific tasks on
> the command line. It's perhaps worth remembering, too, that generally
> the command line method of doing things on any Linux is broadly similar
> to Ubuntu, and if you come across Debian instructions, those will
> generally work in exactly the same way.

Well, ok, then, from this only if it is good since terminal is there.... I
just try out Linux basics...

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