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And finally, the important point is that Linux is a
kernel. Technically not a whole Operating System.
Describing the "Linux philosophy" by describing applications that are
not Linux is confusing.

Not to mention that we're completely of-topic here.

"bulia byak" <bulia dr com> a tapoté :

Do you have any document describing the "philosophy of
Linux"?  I searched
for "philosophy of Linux" but only could find
discussions about free vs.  
non-free and cathedral vs. bazaar.

Hmm. Have you heard, for example, that Linux is supposed to be
functional without X? This means exactly that - everything must be
accessible from the command line, e.g. from a remote terminal over a
300bps connection. 

Another approach for you to try: Linux is supposed to be an OS
suitable for professional use. Among other things, this means that
most (ideally, all) tasks should be straightforward to automate.
However, you cannot reliably automate point-and-click; you can only
do that via a character stream (i.e. a CLI). 

Why is this "philosophy"? Well, exactly because there is
(perhaps) no single authoritative document to postulate this.
However, most people would agree that the power of the command line
is one of the things that make Linux what it is.

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