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Linux.com: Creating Appealing Video Software Demos in Linux

Dec 04, 2005, 05:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alessandro Giusti)

"A software product description is nothing without screenshots. They are the most-clicked links on almost every free software page--much more than 'Download.' Screenshots carry information about the software's appearance, maturity, user interface, user friendliness, and feature set in a much more immediate way than paragraphs of text description. You can't show some software characteristics with still images, however. That's why, in recent months, the screencast has seen growing popularity. And when you need to creating screencasts, Istanbul and Wink make the process easy for Linux users.

"Just as a screenshot is a picture of a user's screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of what a user sees on his monitor. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, a movie is worth a thousand pictures..."

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