Quote Originally Posted by PJs Ronin View Post
That's where I start, with a VM, mainly because I'm a Linux noob. I can replicate my 'production' configuration within a VM and then upgrade/test within the VM looking for problems for my system/configuration rather than pushing the limits of the new Ubuntu version. If necessary I can blow the VM away, or reload to a previous snapshot, and continue punching. I let others create life from a command prompt and stand in awe of them.
There is nothing awesome or extraordinary about the command prompt, it's just another tool, that in most cases has been replaced by gui apps. For some of us it's just easier to use.