Hi All, In the past, I've seen, and even been a part of "Linux vs. Windows" discussions, almost always taking the adversarial side and favoring Windows. With the revelations of spying and privacy intrusion, I'm noticing more people talking about switching to Linux. But not for the right reasons. In the first Computers, the Command Line Interface was the only way to interact with the machine. There was no GUI. It was invented much later, and, IMHO, the GUI was what made the personal computer as popular as it is today. Regardless of the machine or OS, a Graphical interface makes it easy for people who do not type, or are not tech savvy, to use the functionality of the machine in the least painfull way possible. With that said, Why learn an OS that relies on a Command Line Interface? Why force yourself to remember the different commands and bits of information that comprise CLI based operating systems? I can think of a few good reasons. For one thing, Doing things that make you think are beneficial for Your mind. It's no different than going to a Gym. Your memory improves, as does your typing skills. Your ability to use logic and deductive reasoning to solve problems increases exponentially; something that is so important in society today. For younger people entering the job market, The more you know, the more valuable you become. And the more diverse your skill set is, the more opportunities will be available to you. And with the World changing as it is, and the economy being what it is, it never hurts to have an edge. It's easy to come up with excuses as to why You can't do it. Just like eating healthy, or going to a gym, We have to go out of our way to make time to cause ourselves stress and pain, so that our bodies will grow and heal. And we have to deprive ourselves of those sinful pleasures that eating unhealthy food provides, just so We can live long enough to watch our children grow up and enjoy life. Yeah...I know. It sucks, it's a P.I.T.A. but the benefits far outweigh the pain and deprivation. We know this. Linux is a learning experience. But like many other things, the benefits far outweigh the stress and discomfort of not learning Linux. I am beginning My journey to learn Linux. I will try to document my progress, and describe my own mistakes as best as I can. Perhaps others will be able to benefit from My mistakes. More to follow... :MJ P.S: Please feel free to comment on what I have said. I always wear My thick skin.