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Dummie Question, Can anyone take a screen shot of a UNIX system?

Since i have never seen one of these systems, i am just curious of how it looks. Btw if unix is not a GUI then is it possible to take a screenshots
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Old 08-17-2001
*NIX has a wide range of GUI's available, with an even wider range of themes and hence possible screen shots - use a good search engine with the key words "screenshot" and whatever *NIX flavour you are interested in.

And yes there is software available for *NIX to take screenshots, just as there is with windows.

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Old 08-17-2001
Unix/Linux can look like nearly anything you want it to look like. There are GUIs that can make it look nearly exactly like Windows, but I think any *NIX guru will tell you that the power contained in any of these systems stems from the command line. I find that I get the most work done from the command prompt in the text-only portion of the OS, or in a terminal within the GUI.

Hence, it CAN look and feel like windows, but I would suggest that the best description is something like a super-DOS.
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Old 08-17-2001
<CENTER><IMG SRC="http://droflet.net/images/unix_cap.jpg" ALT="HP-UX Desktop"></CENTER>
This is a screenshot from my HP-UX box running the CDE window manager. Shows Netscape, xv, EveryBuddy (IM client), an hpterm, and the workspace manager/taskbar at the bottom.

One of the nice things about most Window Managers is that you can have more than one "workspace". (seen in the capture labeled one/two/three/four on the bottom bar). I typically have all my xterms open in one, Netscape open in another, email open in a third, etc. This allows my "desktop" to be 4 or more times the size of my physical screen. I can easily shuffle apps between desktops, or "stick" an app so that it appears on all of them.

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