Because I can't seem to resist joining a new forum every third month; here I is. Been working with and on computers since about 1980... in a previous life I maintained and repaired automated test benches built around 24-bit mainframe computers with 20MB hard drives. I also had the dubious pleasure of repairing those hard drives, including removing, replacing, and aligning the 18" platters and associated heads. Needless to say, I am familiar with the CLI in a myriad of forms. I am currently running Mint 17.3 KDE dual-booted with Win 10 on a Toshiba laptop. I switched to Laptop machines about nine years ago and so haven't built my own desktop machine in quite a while, though I still have a naked motherboard set up as a firewall appliance that I have to pull down and repair. During my spring-cleaning this year, I get to dust off all the old electronics from the garage/museum and figure out what I should hold onto and what needs to go to the recyclers... I've already sent off a half-dozens cells and a handful of PDAs; I've three or four towers to rummage through and probably recycle, and I'm undecided whether to hold on to my oscilloscopes or not: might be better off selling them and buying a digital scope that will take up much less room on the workbench. ... anyhow, I am obviously more hardware-oriented, than software, though I can usually muddle my way through a piece of code enough to get myself into trouble.