Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 21:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ever since I started using computers, I've been baffled by the relative clumsiness of installing applications. Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape), the '90s (running Keen or using installers in Windows 95), or the modern days (still those installers, but now also package management and self-contained applications); it's all relatively cumbersome, and they all have their downsides. I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and come up with my idealistic, utopian method of installing, running, updating, and uninstalling applications.
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RE: Hand waving
by Moulinneuf on Tue 6th May 2008 09:11 UTC in reply to "Hand waving"
Moulinneuf
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2005-07-06

you have a reliance on your vendor (situation with all current Linux distributions).


GNU/Linux as no reliance on vendor for anything.

The linux kernel as many version and modification of itself. So do the library , so do the x systems , so do the windows environment , etc ...

SLS ... Debian ... Ubuntu ...

SLS ... Slackware ... SLAX

Red Hat ... Mandriva ... PcLinuxOS

Xfree , X.org

KDE , Gnome , Xfce

ETC ...

You got acces to source code , it's Open Source developed , and it's Free software.

You can fix it yourself , train someone to fix it or hire someone else to fix it for you.

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