Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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RE[2]: Can't agree witth...
by lemur2 on Tue 4th Dec 2007 22:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Can't agree witth..."
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Can't agree with you.

In Ubuntu there is no well established alternative to using the Ubuntu repos to grab your software. There should be an easy to follow, even windows-esque way to download software from a random site, and have it install for just your user.

Download the .deb file and save it somewhere. Double-click on it in the file manager. (Equivalent to what you would do for Windows).

In Ubuntu ... gdebi runs & manages the package installation. It has been this way since dapper drake.

Gdebi is a GUI installer for locally stored .deb files (ie, not packages that are in on-line repositories). If the .deb file has any uninstalled dependencies, gdebi will get them & install them from repositories in the same way that apt does.

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