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Dear Tux Friends i installed Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, i was Inspired by it's Speed and Stability. But now i want to Install Softwares, the only Disappointment is not having Graphical User Interface (GUI). I installed all the Software i required through Commands which is Time Consuming!
Is there any way in Linux to install any application without going to terminal by Commands?
Like we usually do in Windows by Clicking Setup.exe.
Why do Developer's won't think of it ?
Why do we need to Remember those thousands of Commands when we have Completely User Friendly GUI Operating Systems like Windows ? (even i dislike windows when it compared to Linux)
there *ARE* gui's already installed, it's in the main application menu, and plenty of others you can install yourself once like synaptic (unless that's also a default install). you seem to be complaining about things you've not properly taken the time to understand.
and command lines are *NOT* time consuming once you know what you're doing.
example - install firefox
under ubuntu by the *optional* command line method:
1) type in "sudo aptitude install firefox"
2) press enter
3) press "y"
4) go do something else for 25 seconds while entire installation runs
1) load internet explorer
2) go to getfirefox.com
3) click download
4) confirm save of file to disk
5) wait for download to complete
6) navigate to location of application on disk
7) double click application
8) press next
9) press next
10) press next
11) press next
12) wait for installation to run
13) press finish
which is quicker???
Last edited by acid_kewpie; 02-21-2008 at 05:36 AM.
yep, it's just a strange thing when people get stuck in a mindset of windows and anything deviating from it is worse. it's *so* rare that i actually have to go and download a program whatever version of linux I run, yet no one in windows land ever thinks to get annoyed by that at all.
In reply to OP, pretty much all distros do come with a GUI, so either you chose not to install that option, or you told it not to use it.
If the latter, you need to edit the file
and change the following line
# The default runlevel is defined here
change that 3 to 5, save the change and reboot.
Note that you'll have to edit as the root (aka 'admin') user.