While using a GUI to manage our tasks has been the norm over the years, using the command line can give the impression that it would be more complicated. However, the contrary is true. Many feel that some tasks are easier and can be done more efficiently on a command line. You might be used to the ubiquitous Task Manager on Windows, where you just press “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” (or “Ctrl+Shift+Escape”), and you get a list of all processes neatly organized in tabs.
While it might not be as simple as a point-and-click system in Linux, you have an extremely powerful task manager called “htop” instead. Once you get past the small learning curve, you’ll feel much more at home with the command line tool, and it might even be faster compared to its GUI counterpart.