Hardly a day goes by when I do not sit down at my computer and fire up the command line. Whether I am installing programs or managing users and permissions I find that I am much faster when using the command line. The command line is simply much more efficient than using the graphical user interface. The command line is also known as the terminal, shell, the console, command prompt, and command line interface ( CLI).
When I am using any Linux operating system I find that I am constantly needing to go to the terminal to do something. Many of the things that I show you how to do using a graphical tool, I often find it faster to do by using the terminal to run commands. Often times the slowest part of a task is actually opening up the terminal to run the command. In this tutorial I will show you how to install Guake which is a floating terminal that is open all the time in the background to make it quicker to access the terminal.