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Re: favor needed by debian beginner

>---- Original Message ----
>From: andreimpopescu@gmail.com
>To: debian-doc@lists.debian.org
>Subject: Re: favor needed by debian beginner
>Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 10:33:55 +0300
>>[Your question belongs to debian-user, so I'm Cc'ing there]
>>On Wed,03.Sep.08, 00:00:13, Navjot Kanda wrote:
>>> Its my second day and i tried to make some programs with gcc in C
>>> language and vim editor.
>>> But this vim editor is cumbersome.
>>Here is a nice article which might tell you why (and how) you should
>>If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
>>(Albert Einstein)
I teach C at the college level using Debian (etch).  Although the
students have gnome and gedit, I actually force them to use vi/nano
and the CLI for much of the work.  My arguement to them is that
different distributions of Linux/UNIX have different apps associated
with them; however all(at least all I have seen) have vi and of
course the standard terminal interface.  As such, as long as they can
use the CLI and vi they are capable of utilizing any such machine.

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