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Old 02-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
abhishekgit
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Linux Wizard...


Hey everyone, I need your help.
An event in my college called the linux wizard posts the following rules.
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It is an individual event.
Everyone will be provided with the basic version of Linux OS.
This installed OS has to be updated and customized.
More features you add, more it gets better.
Your job is to make the GUI more appealing and classy so that if one goes through it he/she forgets about other OSsí.
The job is not just to make it look better but also enhance the usability of the OS.
It should be customized in such a way that even a lay man can use it without finding any difficulty.
I want to know what basic knowledge do i require in order to complete the challenge. Simple tricks or ebooks would help. Thanks...


Regards...
 
Old 02-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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You'll probably want to look at various window managers and creating custom themes. I believe this is easy to get into but hard to do well, it also requires cursors and icons so I guess this challenge is more for designers than technical people.
 
Old 02-28-2012, 04:48 AM   #3
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Indeed. It's easy. We ll be given a 30 min. tutorial on all the commands and basics. Also there will be people present for assistance. A small tutorial or example on how to do it would be helpful for me. Thanks
 
Old 02-28-2012, 05:42 AM   #4
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It really depends on which window manager you're using, have a look here for some gnome examples.
 
Old 02-28-2012, 10:10 AM   #5
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You can check some of these links if it helps you:

http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/how-...n-7-easy-steps
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-528115.html
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/335
 
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #6
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Your best bet would be to install whatever distro they are using, ahead of time, to learn it.
 
  


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