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[3]: GoboLinux
by l3v1 on Tue 6th May 2008 12:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: GoboLinux"
l3v1
Member since:
2005-07-06

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"
shevegen Member since:
2008-04-04

'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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RE[5]: GoboLinux
by l3v1 on Tue 6th May 2008 15:11 in reply to "RE[4]: GoboLinux"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't think I misunderstood, but nevermind [I was just trying to point at what I frequently ran into in the past, that someone can actually make a case about an idea in a really long form, still the idea can be completely wrong, which in this particular case isn't].

As about Gobo, I'd say the above ideas are far better than Gobo's, since I always found Gobo to be a bit strained, and I actually found the trials I made with it irritating. It's not a native approach, not a trial to make a better file/dir hierarchy and better package/app management, it feels more like a hack. A system following the above ideas could actually be something better, even if I don't really like some aspects of it.

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