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: If only...
by shevegen on Tue 6th May 2008 13:08 UTC in reply to "If only..."
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'Like many of us, package management is the first and foremost reason we "advanced" Linux users will choose a distribution.'

Not me. I guess I am not alone though. Personally, I simply refuse to use solutions that do not give me the _OPTION_ of having something like AppDirs.

AppDirs are simply a better way to manage applications than FHS, period. If I want to have something removed, i go kill the dir. I dont _want_ to DEPEND on a package manager in order to uninstall something again.

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