10 years ago when I got a new computer since I finally got a telephon and I could connect to the Internet. It so happened Windows was installed w/o asking me if I wanted it. My first look at it was shocking. What primitive programs compared to the dos command line programs. I brought the machine back to the shop and asked them to uninstall Windoof and they charged me $10.- which I gladly paid.
Luckily Linux was just around the corner with RedHat4.5. Before that I browsed the Internet in DOS with Ensemble of geoworks. No email so.
My grey brain cells are as well diminishing thanks to good wine I enjoy. Therefore I have always handy the book Linux in a Nutshell by O'Relly, or this forum or google. I am and always have been in command with command line, was it in DOS or now in Linux. Good mental execise for preventing Alzheimner disease.