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Linux Desktop: Command Line vs. User Interface

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

In the Linux desktop world, the graphical user interface is here to stay. Old Unix hands may grumble, but the fact remains that, without all the efforts poured into GNOME, KDE, Xfce and others, Linux would not be as successful as it is today.

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Manage your MySQL databases with an easy to use GUI

http://www.ghacks.net

If you've read my Linux content here on Ghacks enough, you have most likely noticed my preference for not using the MySQL command line. That is not to say I don't ever use it, I just prefer tools to help make that aspect of database use easier.

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New UI for OpenOffice.org? When?

http://blogs.sun.com

I know some of you read the title and thought “Oh cool! I'm dying for a new user interface (UI). When will it finally be ready?” At the same time, some of you thought “Nooooooo! I like the UI already, even if there are a few little things here and there that annoy me. I wish they would stop this talk of a new UI.”

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A perceived sense of inferiority

http://kmandla.wordpress.com

What has my brain turning today is a simple thread in the Ubuntu Forums that sparks the age-old discussion about the usefulness of the CLI over GUIs.

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Will GIMP 2.8 come in a single window mode?

http://www.gimpusers.com

There is an interesting message of Martin Nordholts, one of the core developers of GIMP, in the official mailing list about GIMP 2.8 being shipped in a single window mode.

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Desktop GUI - Quick Clarification

http://wgo.wolf911.us

I run across people that get confused as to what a GUI is. Of course a GUI stands for Graphical User Interface and can be applied several ways and methods, but I want to focus on 3 things for this post... The 3 I want to hit on are Xorg, Desktop Environment and Window Manager.

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Hacking For All GUIs for Fun and Profit

http://www.manchicken.com

This may come as a surprise to some, but there are several Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) and desktop environments out there. The most commonly known ones are:

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Why can't free software GUIs be empowering instead of limiting?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

It’s one of the more popular culture wars in the free software community: GUI versus CLI (graphics versus the command-line). Programmers, by selection, inclination, and long experience, understandably are attracted to textual interactions with the computer, but the text interface was imposed originally by technological limitations. The GUI was introduced as a reply to those problems, but has undergone very little evolution from 1973 (when it was invented at Xerox PARC) to today. So why can’t we do better than either of these tired old systems?

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Upgrade timing demotes KDE variant of Ubuntu Linux

http://www.news.com

There are two dominant software projects that provide Linux with a graphical user interface, but only one of them will get long-term support in Ubuntu's next version of the open-source operating system.

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The Gimp Mockup

http://www.google.com

This article presents some mockups (or models) for the possible future interface of the GIMP. They arrive following the launching of a project called “GIMP UI Redesign”.

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Alternative GUIs: GoblinX

http://www.tuxmachines.org

GoblinX is a live Linux distribution based on Slackware 11, written by a Brazilian developer who goes by the pseudonym Grobsch. (You can contact Grobsch on the GoblinX forum.) GoblinX differs from other live distributions in two main ways.

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Alternative GUIs: SymphonyOS

http://www.tuxmachines.org

We're all familiar with the "big two" desktops for Linux — KDE and GNOME. Of course, there are many more to choose from. SymphonyOS is a departure from the normal desktop interface.

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