Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Apr 2008 15:42 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Hardy Heron has taken flight: it's the second LTS (Long Term Support) release of the world's most popular distro. New features include the Wubi Windows installer and Firefox 3 beta 5. Grab a copy here, and check out Linux Format's overview of the release.
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RE[7]: Another Ubuntu
by benji on Fri 25th Apr 2008 17:37 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Another Ubuntu"
benji
Member since:
2008-04-25

There is no packagekit daemon running all the time. It starts on demand.

And the package format is irrelevant. An application can ask to install a certain package and packagekit will install it, provided the package is packaged for the distribution currently running.

It uses the distributions' own packages. The application does not need to know what format the packages are in.

Perhaps you should read http://packagekit.org/pk-faq.html

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RE[8]: Another Ubuntu
by sakeniwefu on Fri 25th Apr 2008 23:07 in reply to "RE[7]: Another Ubuntu"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

I read the FAQs and the relevant wikipedia entries. I don't see any benefit in using "(...) rpm and yum or dpkg and apt when PK is inactive (99.999% of the time) when you really need some command line love.". I don't want to use the command line, that's why I use already existing and working aptitude where I can browse the packages, select the versions and manually resolve broken dependencies if by chance the upstream has screwed up with some update to unstable software. All possible without Gnome or X dependencies, using ncurses magic.
You can have PM Vista in RPM distros, but I think we'll keep using PM XP, thank you.

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