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[2]: GoboLinux
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 22:48 UTC in reply to "RE: GoboLinux"
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Quite right. This does not seem quite that utopian - everything to do this is already there.

Oh? You do know what GoboLinux is, right?

The reason nobody has set up something quite like it, is that its not such a good idea after all.

Care to elaborate? That's four pages of detailed explanations and user scenarios you just read, and all you can counter it with is "not such a good idea"?

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RE[3]: GoboLinux
by l3v1 on Tue 6th May 2008 12:38 in reply to "RE[2]: GoboLinux"
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That's four pages

It doesn't matter how long it is. A good idea is a good idea in two lines and in ten pages. Just because it can be detailed for hours doesn't make any idea good. Note, with that I don't say this particular idea is no good.

The only thing is, it's hard to satisfy everybody's taste. E.g. I don't like the Mac-style of application installing, I prefer dpkg, and I don't like the folder names with compulsory capitals, and so on. That doesn't mean the concept itself is wrong.

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RE[4]: GoboLinux
by shevegen on Tue 6th May 2008 13:04 in reply to "RE[3]: GoboLinux"
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'Note, with that I don't say this particular idea is no good. '

But you are missing the point of the above poster.

He critisized the guy that said Gobolinux is not a good idea, but that other guy did not give ANY REASON AT ALL.

Noone can act upon FUD ;)

And btw, this suggestion here is different from Gobolinux in a few key areas. I am not saying it is good or bad here, but it is obviously that there are a few people who neither read this, nor know about Gobolinux - or opt to simply not give any reasons at all why something is "good" or "bad".

It is pointless to debate about opinions without people giving any REASONS behind them.

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