Long live the command line: access Google Calendar

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| Sure, a lot of people like to point and click, and this whole Internet thing
| got a big kick in the pants in the 1990s when the World Wide Web put a slick
| interface on a previously textual experience. But there is a lot of utility
| to be had from command lines when it comes to programming.
|
| Text is the most flexible programming medium for whipping up scripts to
| automatically check a calendar at a specified time of the day. You also can
| show agenda items automatically in a system monitor such as Conky or quickly
| add calendar items from the command line without having to fire up a Web
| browser.
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http://www.news.com/8301-13580_3-979...=2547-1_3-0-20

Sun hypes new hypervisor and virtualization console

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| Prowling the x86 server warpath, Sun today revealed its roadmap of products
| set to bring the company fully into the virtualization brouhaha.
|
| [...]
|
| The software will support Windows, Linux, and Solaris as guest operating
| systems.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10...tform_roadmap/


Related:

Microsoft PowerShell to make it into Longhorn Server, after all

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| Microsoft's command-line scripting shell, originally code-named
| "Monad," and known now as Windows PowerShell, is going to be
| part of Longhorn Server, after all.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=352


When will we hear the end of computer quacks?

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| So why beat the dead skunk again? Check it out: Don Norman discovered
| command line interfaces! And he's about to take his discovery to the
| press! Yes, he thinks this is an original discovery all his own.
|
| [...]
|
| I can't wait until Microsoft invents apt-get so he can fawn over it next...
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http://penguinpetes.com/b2evo/index....&c=1&tb=1&pb=1


Geek to Live: The command line comeback

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| The advent of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) forever
| revolutionized personal computing. A windowed system with point
| and click icons made computers usable for anyone who couldn't deal
| with a black screen and a prompt waiting for arcane textual commands.
| But in recent years, this enormous interface change is coming full
| circle. Amongst power users - and more and more, regular Joe's - the
| command line is making a comeback in modern web and desktop
| applications.
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http://www.lifehacker.com/software/c...ack-226223.php
http://tinyurl.com/y88w3w


Who needs the command line? (Well, actually, we all do)

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| "We'll always have Paris", Humphrey Bogart said to Ingrid Bergman
| in the iconic climax of Casablanca - and we will always have the
| command line. Here's looking at you kid!
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http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/...line_we_all_do


Death of the command line

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| It's hard for me to imagine using an OS without a strong command line.
| Even Microsoft has recognized the for that with their Monad Shell
| (though they are at least temporarily removing that from Vista). Linux
| of course has its Bash shell, Mac OS X has Terminal (which now defaults
| to Bash) - everybody knows you need a shell.
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http://aplawrence.com/Unixart/command_line_death.html


You use Command Lines all the time and don't know it!!!

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| Man, the heat Linux catches over command lines! The flames! The trolls!
| The clueless screaming for help! And all the while, command lines are
| right under your nose the whole time! Yes, even on the most mousy,
| GUI-driven, WIMPy, point-n-drool interface, whether it be Macs or
| Microsofties, you're typing commands into prompts every day!
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http://penguinpetes.com/b2evo/index....&c=1&tb=1&pb=1


Microsoft PowerShell isn't Vista-ready, either

,----[ Quote ]
| As a few other bloggers noted yesterday, Microsoft's newly
| released PowerShell command-line shell and scripting language
| doesn't currently work with Windows Vista.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=105


Worm targets Windows PowerShell script

,----[ Quote ]
| Virus writers have created an experimental form of malware written in
| Windows PowerShell script, the command line and scripting language used by
| Windows.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08...wershell_worm/