Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 21:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ever since I started using computers, I've been baffled by the relative clumsiness of installing applications. Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape), the '90s (running Keen or using installers in Windows 95), or the modern days (still those installers, but now also package management and self-contained applications); it's all relatively cumbersome, and they all have their downsides. I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and come up with my idealistic, utopian method of installing, running, updating, and uninstalling applications.
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Call me old-fashioned, but
by rockwell on Mon 5th May 2008 21:10 UTC
rockwell
Member since:
2005-09-13

//Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape)// er ... i thought the "really old days" was when I typed three dozens lines of Pascal into a PDP-11 in order to get a simple tax calculation to run ...tapes? You're high-tech!

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

//Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape)// er ... i thought the "really old days" was when I typed three dozens lines of Pascal into a PDP-11 in order to get a simple tax calculation to run ...tapes? You're high-tech!


Yeah, punch cards and paper tape baby! None of that high-tech magnetic media for me!

Edited 2008-05-05 21:14 UTC

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

"//Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape)// er ... i thought the "really old days" was when I typed three dozens lines of Pascal into a PDP-11 in order to get a simple tax calculation to run ...tapes? You're high-tech!


Yeah, punch cards and paper tape baby! None of that high-tech magnetic media for me!
"

Give him a break, he hasn't even been alive for 3 decades yet (IIRC) ;)

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bosco_bearbank Member since:
2005-10-12

... i thought the "really old days" was when I typed three dozens lines of Pascal into a PDP-11 in order to get a simple tax calculation to run ...tapes? You're high-tech!


No, the "really old days" were when we had to use toggle switches to enter the code to boot the computer. And, if my memory serves me correctly, computer tapes predate Pascal

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