i’ve been asked what linux “looks” like so many times that i thought i’d make a post comprising screen shots of my linux installation. i get the impression that people still think that linux is text-based like dos (disk operating system) but its not, as you can clearly see. its a point and click affair much like windows or os x. you have the icons, the trash bin, panels (as opposed to task bars in windows), the clock (let’s not forget that), shutdown/log out/restart button — all of the usual stuff in a graphical user interface.
of course, this being linux means it also comes with a lot of useful programs for free. my top three are firefox, gimp and bluefish (html editor).
below are the things i use and see on my workstation. it works for me. if you want to see more screenshots you can visit the coding studio. they have tons of screenshots.
now, if i piqued your interest and you want to know what other applications you can run on linux someone already gathered the top 50 linux alternatives to popular apps.