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    Uncomplicated GUIs

    Quote Originally Posted by uRock View Post
    It wasn't a matter of installing a firewall. It was to have a GUI to show open ports. Besides, it's "uncomplicated" lol.
    That inspired this thread What simple, plain-jane, just works GUI(s) do others use.

    GUFW is first on the list. And my first thought
    xfburn: Light in weight and for years, it just works.
    Boxes
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    If I get enough reply's, I will list them in this (1st) post with a link to your post.
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    Re: Uncomplicated GUIs

    All of Gnome, basically.
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    Re: Uncomplicated GUIs

    That's not what I had hope for

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    Re: Uncomplicated GUIs

    How about I narrow it down.
    While I don't use it with regularity, I do use Gnome Boxes for virtualization sometimes.
    https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Boxes
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    Re: Uncomplicated GUIs

    Duplicati has a simple GUI
    Redo Backup had a super simple GUI for full image backup & restore. unfortunately, they stopped maintaining it (version based on i think 12.04 was the last one). wish they would just push out versions based on Ubuntu LTS.
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    does tasksel count?
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    Re: Uncomplicated GUIs

    Uncomplicated user interfaces are fine for some operations but too much simplicity kills usability, at least for me. Case in point: iOS (Apple) is incomprehensible to me and makes no sense. Gnome is just simple enough, but it seems perhaps to get simpler every major release. Not sure on that because I don't track features included in each release. The Ubuntu USB thumb drive image writing tool is very simple and easy to use. Pop_OS!'s tools is also very good and includes a built-in hash checker, which is very nice.

    UI's are very subjective in terms of usability. What one may find usable, others may find difficult.
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    Re: Uncomplicated GUIs

    Hi mastablasta
    I would call Tasksel a "UI", but then I would call grsync a simple "GUI" and its been around forever.

    http://www.opbyte.it/grsync/

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    Re: Uncomplicated GUIs

    Quote Originally Posted by sevendogs1337 View Post
    Uncomplicated user interfaces are fine for some operations but too much simplicity kills usability, at least for me.
    Yep, it can be done. Libreoffice can be stripped down (the GUI) to look like no more than a simple text editor, but then it looses it ease of use.
    Quote Originally Posted by sevendogs1337 View Post
    UI's are very subjective in terms of usability. What one may find usable, others may find difficult.
    Yes again, but the list looking good so far (post#1).

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    Re: Uncomplicated GUIs

    Why do you want a simplified GUI?

    For instance, are you just looking for a minimal PC set up or are you making a device with a tiny screen?

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    Re: Uncomplicated GUIs

    Just kicking the bushes, see what else falls out.

    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....162&highlight=

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