Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Mar 2006 19:57 UTC, submitted by anonymous
General Unix "One of the most novel and differentiating features of a UNIX system is its command line. With just a few keystrokes, including a bit of 'glue', you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into innumerable, impromptu data transforms."
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novel? differentiating?
by FishB8 on Fri 10th Mar 2006 22:14 UTC
FishB8
Member since:
2006-01-16

Please. Maybe try "standard" or "common".

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RE: novel? differentiating?
by sanders on Sat 11th Mar 2006 08:10 in reply to "novel? differentiating?"
sanders Member since:
2005-08-09

Exactly. If you happen to figure something out for the first time, that doesn't mean it's novel.

Microsoft's use of that word (and "innovative", for that matter) has seriously inflated it.

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