Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 22:24 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux Installing software on Linux has gotten progressively easier over the years, down to being downright foolproof in Ubuntu's Application Center. However, there is still the problem of each distribution relying on its own frontends and backends, and this needs to be addressed. Members from all the major Linux distributions have held several talks, and have come up with a solution which is already being implemented.
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Portable, standalone apps pose complexity problems in integration, trackability and updating. Indeed, OSX apps (sorry, "software"*), though easy to install ("drag & drop"), have no unified update engine and leave a lot of crap behind when uninstalled...


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