In this post I tried to gather programs written for GNU/Linux that do all the above (and more) as simply as possible, through a friendly Graphic User Interface (GUI).
on 07/06/2009 – Made popular on 07/06/2009
Unfortunately, no matter how user friendly the desktop gets, some Linux applications and systems are still a challenge to configure and/or use. I thought it might be interesting to bring up these applications to see what experiences you have had with them and to help developers who are interested in knowing which tools could use a nudge toward the user-friendly side of things.
I cut my programming teeth on the IBM Mainframe using JCL/JES2. I am used to being able to determine whether a series of programs would continue (in SAS) based on conditional JCL statements - looking at return codes. If one of the programs errored-out, the JCL step would halt the program flow and notify the user of the problem.
Sometimes I edit subtitle SRT files. I have some terrific programs for this in Windows. However, the Linux-based programs that I found in the repository just didn't cut it. They were ridiculously crash prone. Fortunately, I found a reasonably good program named Jubler that I downloaded and installed.
Linux Mint 13 (Maya) is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Edition, but instead of using Unity as the default Desktop, Linux Mint uses MATE Desktop, although, It is also available with various other Desktop such as Cinnamon (A new Desktop based on Gnome Shell), KDE, XFCE etc.
Additionally, a lot of useful programs and codecs/libraries comes pre-installed in Linux Mint – so it makes Linux Mint 13, a
You can capture video of all of the amazing things happening on your desktop with one of Linux’s many screencasting applications. These programs are perfect for creating demonstrations for blogs and tutorials, and for illustrating projects with more than just still images.
User interfaces are the last great Linux problem. What really makes Linux user-friendly-- is it limited options and loads of eye candy? What about functionality, and depths of riches to explore?There is a trend to dumb Linux down in a fruitless attempt to appeal to Jane and Joe Sixpack. Which is was ...
Tech Drive-In: "In our previous post, we discussed how mainstream media is adopting linux('Stop using Windows, Use Ubuntu instead'). And a lot of people started complaining how not-user-friendly Linux really is."