Saturday, December 9, 2006

The mysteries of the graphical user interface

One of the problems of command-line interfaces is the lack of discoverability. But complex graphical applications can have the same problem.

Today I discovered how to burn an ISO image with GNOME. Right-click the ISO and choose write to disc. Couldn't be simpler. But I had to google it.

Incidentally, the ISO I'm burning is the first ISO I've ever burned. It's a system tools disc for Linux. I needed to whack a Linux partition from within itself, but couldn't because Parted of course won't touch a mounted file system. Sigh.

At least I found out that GParted is one sweet looking thing.

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