Linked by Jesse Smith on Wed 10th Mar 2010 17:54 UTC
Linux One of the things I love about software, particularly open source software, is innovation can come from anywhere. Sometimes it appears out of large tech companies such as Red Hat, IBM or Sun and other times it can come from one person writing code on a second hand computer in their college dorm. Software is really the expression of ideas and concepts, which can come from anyone. So I really enjoy seeing small open source projects try new things. Some will succeed and be adopted and some will fade away, but the amazing thing is to see people put their idea out there and present it to the world. Which is why I was thrilled when a few people directed me to Paldo and suggested it was worth a look.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by flump on Wed 10th Mar 2010 18:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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Member since:
2006-06-19

As I understand it, if you choose to manually install the binary from Mozilla you can also set it to automatically check for future updates.

It sounds like your main concern boils down to the time it takes for the distros you've tried to provide updates. Different distros take different amounts of time.

I don't believe Mac / Windows have a centralised system for updating applications from 3rd party vendors. If you want the latest and greatest then you're free to install them yourself.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Wed 10th Mar 2010 19:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

On the Mac it’s not too bad. Sparkle is very, very common amongst cocoa apps, and Firefox provides its own updates in a timely manner. The update experience on third party Mac apps is usually so high that it downplays the benefits of using a central repository system.

I’ve _never_ had a good experience with Apt.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Johann Chua on Wed 10th Mar 2010 20:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

apt is the best part of using Ubuntu/Debian.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Tuishimi on Wed 10th Mar 2010 23:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Wow! Really? I am not a BIG linux user but... apt is one of the things that makes Ubuntu, Debian and other distro's usable. And the cutting edge repositories are usually chock full of pretty stable software.

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