When I broach the subject of Linux with some people, their immediate response is, “I don’t want to have to use the command line.” Ten years ago, I would have understood their trepidation. Today, however, that response is no longer valid. Why? The Linux platform has so many outstanding GUI tools, the command line is no longer a necessity (especially for desktop users). In fact, when on a desktop, I rarely need to use the command line.
Here are 10 easy-to-use GUI tools that have replaced commands. Each one does a great job of standing in for the command line — and in many cases, even adds features.
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Free yourself from the command line with these 10 GUI tools for Linux (TechRepublic)