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Picking Linux software made easy

Feb 06, 2009, 15:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Now, he's seen the error of his ways about that, but he also noted that, "I was rewarded with a long list of recommended updates -- and what they were, or were used for, is anyone's guess. For example, ... alacarte: easy GNOME menu editing tool. ... " His point was that he didn't have a clue what this program might be.

"He's got a point there: A really big nasty one. I, and if you're a regular reader of my Linux stories, know what alacarte is, or at least can figure it out after one glance at the description. But, really can we expect anyone who doesn't know Linux to know what it is? I don't think so. Or, for that matter, what GIMP, open-source's answer to Adobe Photoshop, is?"

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