Console vs. Graphical User Interface
Any newbie in Linux sure wonders what is the point of using a CLI interface instead of using a GUI? After all, there are distributions that come with user friendly GUI, such as Fedora 15. Well, to be honest, I think it does not matter whether one uses GUI or CLI for operating; as long as it is intended for home use. From a system admin's perspective, CLI serves much better. Just look at the following facts:
Well, I'm not opposing the use of GUI, but personally, I think it would be wise to have at least the basic idea about using the console. Because at the end of the day, results may vary.