"Have we gotten the Unix GUI all wrong? Unix is more than anything else a big bag of tools for people to use to construct a
solution. Argue away that the GUI is part of that solution, and not part of the toolset. But I think we're selling the gui short.
It seems to me like we could do a lot more to integrate the gui into standard Unix tools. For example, if I run tar inside X, then
tar ought to pop up a completion bar. Why not? Or tail --follow name=/var/log/maillog ought to tell me how many lines per
minute it's scrolling past. Why not?" Read more at Advogato.