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Unix Tools

There are a wide variety of Unix command line tools and techniques which are simply not available to average Windows users. These techniques can be extraordinarily powerful. Most involve automating tasks that Windows users do tediously by hand, would buy expensive software to do, or would hire out to someone else who would use UNIX to do them. Windows users often don't realize that computer systems can do such wonderful time saving things.

A few examples:

Besides a plethora of out of the box tools for automation, and a highly reliable architecture, there are UNIX specific techniques for programming which are powerful and integrate well. Go to The Art of Unix Programming for Eric Raymond's opinions on what makes UNIX programming techniques so powerful.