Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Sep 2002 02:30 UTC
Oracle and SUN These days, the big players in the Linux "purely-desktop market" are Lycoris, Lindows, ELX and the much awaited Xandros Desktop 1.0. OSNews got their hands to the latest version of Xandros (beta3b) and we are giving it a whirl. Read more for information and screenshots.
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Unification is key
by Torrey on Wed 18th Sep 2002 16:50 UTC

What linux needs more than a pretty interface is unification of application installation. Something like /programs in your home folder is needed. Also some programs add them selvs to your kick menu (or what ever it's called) yet most don't. Why not give the user the choice? If you could download a file and double click and within 2 clicks have an installed app, THEN linux will be viable on the desktop.

I have been using the Red Hat (NULL) beta for a month now, and have LOVED IT! It's interface is awesome and IMO almost ready for the desktop user..

still we need a simple way to install apps.

Sure I can do ./config make su make install
but my mom can't and won't want to learn it.