Re: beginner programmer
I usually write server apps, so a wordpad like app in C++ is outside my league. If I write GUI apps in Linux, I use either Tcl/Tk (from scratch) or Java (using Netbeans). So not much help there either. I use those as they are basically platform independent so what I write in Linux will also work in Windows.
There are basically 2 graphical frameworks, Gtk and Qt. To my knowledge, the former is more C oriented and the latter C++ oriented. So I would look at those if you want to start coding GUI apps in C and C++. I guess that you can use both frameworks for either languague.
I consider the Linux Programming Bible a very good book to get going in programming under Linux; it tought me a lot but does not really cover GUI stuff.
Customizing is not really programming related; it often involves modifying config files.
To know what a command does, use man (e.g. man ls).
the linux documentation project can be a good source for general info
Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; June 12th, 2011 at 09:31 AM.
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