Linked by Mike Hearn on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 21:10 UTC
Linux I wrote an article a while ago on Linux packaging and Autopackage. There seemed to be quite a lot of interest in it so we got version 0.3 released today.
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The problem with linux.....
by bill on Thu 4th Sep 2003 03:37 UTC

I just started learning linux last week. I picked a fancy book with came with red hat 9. we'll basically i love it! there are a few things that bug me that in my opinion will prevent linux from taking over the desktop. the number one thing is packaging. i tried to install 5 or 6 different programs this week each one had a different way to install, some used the sh command some used ./blah some had a script to run. and neither piece of software left an icon to run nor did they tell you where to find it after it was installed. dont' even get me started on the missing library issues and dependencies, some had the gaul to make me compile it myself! Linux won't do as well with the newbies this is resolved after that then watch out... perhaps i should run gentoo or freebsd i here very good things about the ports system...