Re: GUI Fan Club – for a Terminal-free Ubuntu experience ! (Only if you want it…)
I appreciate the support I receive here, I really do. And I appreciate why, sometimes, CLI is a convenient and effective way of giving support. For example 'Post the output of lspci'. Or 'apt-get install xyz'. However, for complicated driver setups, system config etc, editing .conf files no way. For example, a common reply for a request about driver setup might involve detailed instructions on adding sources, downloading, extracting, making, installing, running files from inside directories, enabling and disabling lines inside conf files... I would utterly contest that this is easier for anyone than instructions like 'download this package from synaptic, then download that application to configure it'. I have struggled to set up my PCs in this way numerous times, often buggered it up, re-installed, or given up. Then later found a nice little application which does it all through the gui, which would have made it oh so simple.
Originally Posted by Bios Element
Media Server: Intel Atom D410PT fileserver running Ubuntu Server 10.04 with occasional light desktop duties.
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite A210 running Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop.