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Old 03-10-2015, 06:08 PM   #1
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Welcome to the Linux - Screencasts Forum


The Linux - Screencasts forum is for the display and discussion of LQ-created Linux screencasts. The intention of these screencasts are to show the boot process and default desktop environment of a wide variety of Linux distributions. In some cases we will also post an installation video. If you have any suggestions on what you'd like to see, how we can improve the screencasts, or just have general feedback, please let us know in this thread.

View the screencasts: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...reencasts-114/

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Old 03-10-2015, 08:15 PM   #2
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Additionally, if you're interested in contributing Linux screencasts for use at LQ please contact us.

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Old 03-11-2015, 04:52 AM   #3
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Well as its going ahead, how about :-

The difference between BIOS & UEFI installs, & how to install in BIOS mode on a computer that has UEFI as default.

How to dual boot, both with MS & other Linux distros.

 
Old 03-11-2015, 10:00 AM   #4
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We have no specific plans to cover EFI installs at this time. That said, if it's something that becomes technically feasible and there's interest we'd certainly consider it. Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 03-11-2015, 04:57 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Slackware, definitely

How about a series of good screenshots showing the installation, configuration, installed desktops, and secure upgrading of Slackware and its packages??

Sure, there are already the LQ Slack forum, the LQ Slack Install forum, the Slack-links site on the LQ wiki, the Slack Docs Project, and a few others.

Yet most of these seem to lack the most helpful graphics for things like effectively converting LILO to GRUB, so how about it?


(nobody can delete my text-editor edited ASCII text thru reformatting tricks!)
 
Old 03-11-2015, 09:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback. As mentioned previously, it's possible we'll expand with some video howto's and tutorials in the future, but there are no definitive plans at this time.

--jeremy
 
Old 03-14-2015, 05:47 AM   #7
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Hi,

Well, I just saw the Slackware screencast, and I seriously ask myself "For what purpose ?".

I mean, particularly on Slackware, almost everything is "vanilla", so when you show "Slackware Desktop", in fact you show ONE of the Slackware's WM/DM, and in it's "up-source" form, which is not at all Slackware specific...

And even for other distros, I don't really mind the "tweaks" of the theme of each people, whereas my "theme" is always, solid color, no effect (low memory print, FAST graphics). (Yeah I never understood the "rings and bells" just to make everything slow and laggy, and not have memory anymore for the real work).

BTW, I *could* understand the install screencast, but there, I believe a plain text with screenshot is better, at least you can print it... .

I'm not criticizing the work done, I'm simply curious of what is the real benefit for people who find benefit in this.

Cheers,

Garry.
 
Old 03-14-2015, 09:00 AM   #8
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For those who have never used Linux, or those who are very new, being able to visualize what each distribution looks like (even if it's familiar to you) could be beneficial. We originally considered adding some screenshots to each thread and may do so moving forward if there's interest (although I would certainly not recommend printing them out or using them as a tutorial for an install. In most cases we're simply using the defaults for these which I would not recommend for a live production installation).

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Old 03-15-2015, 12:43 AM   #9
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Well, maybe it's useful for the newbies. That's true I have difficulties to "evaluate" this, back in '93 we didn't have such things as "screencast" .

Thanks for answering.

Cheers.

Garry.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 04:30 PM   #10
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We've added a few screenshots to the latest Screencast thread. Feedback is welcome.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...st-4175536927/

--jeremy
 
Old 03-17-2015, 04:10 AM   #11
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Quote:
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For those who have never used Linux, or those who are very new, being able to visualize what each distribution looks like (even if it's familiar to you) could be beneficial. We originally considered adding some screenshots to each thread and may do so moving forward if there's interest (although I would certainly not recommend printing them out or using them as a tutorial for an install. In most cases we're simply using the defaults for these which I would not recommend for a live production installation).

--jeremy
I think this is a great idea! It's too bad I didn't have this back in 2006 when I 1st got into Linux. It'd have made my initial steps easier.
 
Old 03-17-2015, 03:25 PM   #12
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Maybe you know, say something on the video.

Screencast with no audio or just background music, don't do that, feel aimless and get boring within seconds. Because of no audio and no guidance to the structure of the video this style of screencast is flawed.
 
Old 03-17-2015, 04:14 PM   #13
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Could you do some screen casts of installing the following
CentOS7 on UEFI on ESXi as a guest OS.
Including applying open vmtools and installing and setup of MythTV backend?
 
Old 03-17-2015, 04:25 PM   #14
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As a 70 year old newbie to Linux Mint the idea of screencasts is an excellent step forward to attract would be Windows refugees.

For 15 years I looked at Linux and just glazed over ... I am not a programmer.
- too much jargon between geeks and of no help to me.

I was sold on Mint by a YouTube Mint Mate Demo that inspired me to give Linux Mint a go. The author is 76 years old, we are not all dead from the neck up.
And the Mint forum is excellent for beginners. I got my old dusty Acer laptop going with Mint.

A happy camper on the way to dumping MS !

@ MichaelTunnell
Without having seen any screencasts I cannot comment ... BUT positive feedback is a good idea.
- there are some dreadful YouTubes out there put together by very big egos.
 
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Maybe you know, say something on the video.

Screencast with no audio or just background music, don't do that, feel aimless and get boring within seconds. Because of no audio and no guidance to the structure of the video this style of screencast is flawed.
We don't have any plans to add voice-over, but we can look into some Creative Commons music based on feedback.

--jeremy
 
  


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