mack - 6:14 am on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0)
Yep command line does certainly speed up the simple tasks and I agree it does help you to get to know your OS. For example ask a windows user where windows is instaled and they probably wont know. On the other hand ask a linux user where mysql is installed and the chances are they will be able to tell you. Using linux gives you a far greater knowledge of computing in general.