Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:22 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Fedora Core Fedora 12 has been released today. "I'm proud to announce the release of Fedora 12, the latest innovative Linux distribution from the Fedora Project, a global, collaborative partnership of free software community members sponsored by Red Hat."
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BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

I don't find alien hard to use. I'm not sure how it could be that hard to use.

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unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't find alien hard to use. I'm not sure how it could be that hard to use.


No, I'm sure you don't, and in fact neither do I. But this is not about you and me. To a newbie, not using the standard way of install things is too hard or at least unecessary hard.

To gain more marketshare Linux needs to get rid of small glitches like this. People won't change until Linux is significantly easier to use compared to e.g. Windows.

From a strategic point of view Linux as a whole would benefit from using one standard packaging format, and one installer program. The latter is already starting to happen as PackageKit gets more and more common.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

A newbie is going to install everything from the repositories, it is rarely necessary to use Alien. I've maybe used it twice in the last couple of years.

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