##The Linux GUI Struggle
Linux is historically a very CLI (Command Line Interface) centric system. The addition of Desktop Environments didn’t come until a few years into the project, and even then, if you really wanted to harness the power of Linux, you needed to be a bit of a CLI Guru.
Over time, more and more focus has been given to the plethora of DEs in the Linux offering. It’s a huge benefit for the user of today, and aside from those few elitists who think that the CLI is the only way to work, it offers up a great experience for beginners and advanced users alike.
I’m always on the look out for good GUI clients for things that I end up doing in the terminal, simply because when you find a good GUI client for any process or application, if it’s done well, it will be just as easy, if not easier, to use as the CLI version.
Last night, I happened across GitKraken (ha ha - get it? Get Cracken? and of course the play on the mythical Kraken - one of the Titans). Anyway, I downloaded their .deb, installed it on Ubuntu 16.04, and it just worked.
It found my current git repos in my home directory automatically, I was able to add them easily, and it even walked me through the use of the software with a cool little wizard that pointed out the features, and let me fill in information as it went along.
It has a really nice User interface, which for me is important. I like being able to visualize my commits, and see branches, and merges. Very cool tool, and if you just absolutely have to run Windoze it will run on that OS as well as the Mac OS X (soon to be MacOS).