Here are advantages to using a GUI (point-and-click interface) instead of command line (typing commands, instead of point-and-clicking).
- Saves time editing configuration settings manually.
- Helps prevent mistakes that can easily happen when editing config files manually.
- Allows for easy memorization of tasks. You remember where you are supposed to point-and-click, instead of having to remember commands to type into a terminal.
- Allows average computer users (e.g. my grandma) to easily use a computer, without having to mess with the command line.
- Really helps to sell your software. Most people would not buy your software, if it did not have a point-and-click interface for them to use.
- This kinda goes along with #5, but having a graphical interface makes your software look professional to people who may be interested in using it.
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