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[5]: GoboLinux
by l3v1 on Tue 6th May 2008 15:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: GoboLinux"
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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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