Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jul 2009 21:38 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes It's time for another "OSNews asks" item. This time, I want to focus on something that I've been wanting to talk about with you all before, but never found the time for. The question is simple: which feature(s) from other operating systems would you like to see in your own main operating system?
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by alexandru_lz on Wed 15th Jul 2009 22:10 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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If you can live with putting your computer to sleep, I think that's already around. I use this with my Mac Mini -- the power button simply puts it to sleep and it's more convenient for me, instant-on, no boot times and the computer is like I've left it. It also allows me to bitch about the output of the uptime command.

What I do miss from OS X is a unified package manager. The problems are not just in updating applications; Gentoo's portage and FreeBSD's ports collection are a great way for me to keep all the libraries I'm working with up to date. Right now I have to rely on a bunch of scripts I've hacked by myself to download the latest versions and compile them, which feels rather shaky and requires some intervention from me.

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