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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RE: This is non-sense
by TechGeek on Mon 5th May 2008 22:34 UTC in reply to "This is non-sense"
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

The big problem with the Mac is that the apps arent consistent. Not all auto update themselves. Just like in Linux some software has to be compiled. Still, it would be nice if the world could agree on one single way to notify and put out updates. RSS maybe? In a corporate setting, repos work well since its pretty easy to make packages of something that needed to be compiled. But for single users adding a lot of repos leads to package poisoning.

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