April 17, 2011, 5:23 p.m.
posted by juff
UNIX was designed a long, long time ago in computer time (computer years are similar to dog years, except that 50 computer years equal a human year). Software design has made a great deal of progress since 1972, and UNIX has not. If you are used to a Macintosh or a PC with Windows, UNIX won’t be easy to use.
On the other hand, UNIX has a certain cachet and glamour; it takes a macho person (of either gender) to face it. You should give yourself major kudos, and maybe even one or two of those cookies you made to bribe your UNIX wizard, every time you get UNIX to do something useful.