Thanks XavierP, for your reply and assistance. I guess it's my turn to contribute!
Here is what I found:
has a primer called, "Getting Started with Linux", which is a very useful starting place for learning about commands, available software, etc. Within the document, the author mentions that there is a program called the gwc -- Gnome Wave Cleaner. I'm still working on my install which I'll start another thread on, but it does look current and promising.