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Old 02-21-2008, 06:19 AM   #1
shankarforscience
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Exclamation Enhance GUI Completely for Linux !


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)
 
Old 02-21-2008, 06:32 AM   #2
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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

under windows:

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 06:36 AM.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 06:56 AM   #3
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Doesn't Ubuntu come with Synaptic? That is about as user friendly as it gets.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 06:58 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 03:59 PM   #5
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synaptic is lots of fun, there are tons of apps to look through. any idea why the package manager closes after i install something for no reason. it doesn't bother me, I'm just curious.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 08:55 PM   #6
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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
/etc/inittab
and change the following line

# The default runlevel is defined here
id:3:initdefault:

change that 3 to 5, save the change and reboot.
Note that you'll have to edit as the root (aka 'admin') user.
 
  


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