Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Sep 2006 20:36 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "A friend of mine phoned to ask if I thought he should install Ubuntu Linux on his Macs - a 1.33 GHz G4 iBook currently running OS X 10.4 Tiger and a 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 tower with OS X 10.3 Panther installed. My friend had read a feature in the local newspaper extolling the virtues of Ubuntu Linux and thought it sounded interesting. Does Ubuntu Linux make any sense for Macintosh users? In my friend's case, I would say no, and I did." My take: I wrote about this subject earlier.
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RE[2]: Quoth the article
by aent on Tue 19th Sep 2006 04:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Quoth the article"
aent
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2006-01-25

Besides that places like versiontracker.com and macupdate.com serve as virtual software repositories that indeed let you install with a couple of clicks.

They aren't like the real thing though. I don't get alerts on every single update available, get them automatically downloaded for me, and every single one installed with just one click. With macupdate, I would have to manually compare the version numbers. Then, I need to manually download each file. Then, I need to manually install each package. Thats a whole lot harder then having it do everything for me, like Ubuntu would.

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RE[3]: Quoth the article
by trezzer on Tue 19th Sep 2006 11:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Quoth the article"
trezzer Member since:
2006-01-05

Indeed.

There are tools that are capable of handling that though - like versiontracker pro and some widgets.

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