I have owned 4 computers for my use this far.
The first one was a Pentium I, 200MHz, 64MB RAM, 2MB VGA, 2.25GB Hard disk computer with windows 98 running on it.
Next was a Pentium III, 933MHz, 128MB RAM, 32MB VGA, 10GB hard disk one. I ran Windows xp side by side with Red Hat Linux. Later I updgraded the computer to a 40GB hard disk and a 384MB RAM and still ran the same operating systems.
Third in line was Core 2 Duo, 2.4GHz, 1GB RAM, 128MB VGA, 160GB hard disk system. I ran windows 7 and Ubuntu (I think it was 8.4) on it. Later I upgraded it to windows 8 and then to 8.1.
Today I use a Core i5 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM upgraded to 8GB, 2GB VGA, 500GB hard disk system. I ran windows 8.2 and then upgraded to windows 10. Along with it I ran Linux mint, replaced by Ubuntu 14.04 and then replaced by xubuntu 16.04.
In most of these systems even though I has both windows and linux operating systems I used the GUIs. I had no idea what the command line was capable of!
Things changed when I had to use the HP-GPU server at the university. I HAD TO do everything with the SSH. It took some getting used to (I tried a lot to work with small apps in place of SSH -- a file client to drag and drop instead of scp, window forwarding instead of the command line etc:). But somewhere down the line I understood the command line to be more comfortable than all the GUI stuff.
Today, I dont have desktop environments installed in anything except my laptop. All the servers and the single board computers I use are running with command lines. A large amount of work on the laptop is done with the command line as well :-)
This is the fun part. If I had learnt the power of the command line when I had my first computer, the chances are I would still be using the Pentium I!
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