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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Although a command line isn't a necessity anymore in modern desktop Linux distributions, there are many situations where it's still the most efficient way to perform and automate tasks. I often spawn terminal windows in clusters on my desktop while I'm working so that I can monitor and switch between a number of simultaneous operations. A large number of terminal windows can be frustrating to manage, however, and can look cluttered on a desktop.
The standard GNOME terminal application supports tabs for command-line multitasking, but that's often not sufficient for complex arrangements. I want to be able to have more control over how my terminals are organized and I want to be able to manage them better collectively. One good solution is an alternative terminal application for GNOME called Terminator that allows users to organize multiple command line sessions into resizable split panes and tabs.