Is the command line a popular choice thing, or do I have something wrong here?
In modern Linux there's dozens of fresh, robust, 3-D rendered GUIs, graphical-based APIs, and desktop interfaces that could easily implement the commands entered in to the command interpretor text-based UI on the GUI through a more robust featured program that encompasses GUI elements better.
What I am trying to say is, why is the command-line still so popularly used in 2013?
I mean I can agree that before both the memory in computers was so minimal that a fancy GUI would be starving the main memory, but nowadays memory DOES come cheap, GUIs are 3-D, we have mobile power machines getting better every day so to speak, so why are we still punching commands in to interpretor parsing terminal UI emulations?
Why isn't there a more robust and graphical way to implement the commands, only through a more modern GUI?
For example, how about "ls" or "list" as a button that will generate a table view of data, or "umount" implemented in a button that generates a table view of current mount points?
Overall, why doesn't a more modern implementation of the command interpretor come in to play, featuring the exact same control and capabilities just in a more convenient decor?
PS: I should add this here as well ... I'm not saying every command should be implemented with a GUI-based program with fancy widgets and such. I'm just saying that I figured we'd have a makeover of the command-line, or maybe that some ideas can be better expressed, optimized, managed, or cycled through easier with visual aspects than just "words". No means to start an argument, but to find out why nothing has diverted this way over so many years and advancements of graphics in operating systems/software.