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CLI for Noobies: A Primer on the Linux Command Line by Joe Barr

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Chapter 68. Let’s Play Go!

I’ve heard the whimpering in the back of the room. Some of you noobies think the command-line interface is just too hard. All work and no play, you say. Well, stifle that kind of talk, mister! Linux is (according to Torvalds) all about fun. And the CLI is no exception to that rule. So let’s continue our studies by playing another game.

The Game of Go

According the development history page, the first computer version of the game of Go appeared in 1989 in a series of posts to comp.sources.games on USENET.

The earliest version (1.2) of Gnu Go still available for download is from 1995. The current version (3.4) has been available since July of 2003. The game of Go itself is a little bit older, having originated in China three ...

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