Desktop recording on Linux was very difficult for quite some time. Recently this became easier, and now the two tools recordMyDesktop and Xvidcap are both available for Fedora Core 6.
When I checked for desktop recording tools more than two years ago I only found tools which needed to tunnel the video data over a vnc server/client setup. This was a pretty difficult task and no option for a normal user.
Some days later I came across Xvidcap. It is another attempt to the same problem, but has some different features and another way to be configured. Still, it works nicely, is easy to use and you should have videos up and ready-to-release after seconds.
The main news for me however was when I realized that these programs are available via yum. Just hit
yum install gtk-recordmydesktop xvidcap
and yum will do the rest. One thing, though: for xvidcap you currently need to be subscribed to the livna repository. gtk-recordmydesktop is already part of Fedora extras, so in that case you don’t even have to alter any standard configuration of your machine at all.
So, whenever you have to explain anything to another user next time – just record it. Screen recording might even be easier than writing down everything.😉