Linked by David Adams on Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:47 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Linux Fan
Linux Dell has posted a page extolling the virtues of Linux (Ubuntu in particular), with a quick explanation of what Linux is and how it compares against Windows. Of course, the page links off to Dell's various computers that ship with Linux pre-installed.
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Package Manager..
by bert64 on Wed 16th Jun 2010 10:30 UTC
bert64
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2007-04-23

They don't really promote the package manager, i think package management would entice a lot of users to linux, and do a lot to counter the old "you cant go down to a store and buy whatever crappy software off the shelf" fud.

Apple users seem to love the app store - getting everything in one place, updating everything centrally etc... Linux package management offers something very similar.

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RE: Package Manager..
by lemur2 on Wed 16th Jun 2010 11:02 in reply to "Package Manager.."
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2007-02-17

They don't really promote the package manager, i think package management would entice a lot of users to linux, and do a lot to counter the old "you cant go down to a store and buy whatever crappy software off the shelf" fud.

Apple users seem to love the app store - getting everything in one place, updating everything centrally etc... Linux package management offers something very similar.


There is nothing like some screen-shots to illustrate a point:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-New-Ubuntu-User-Guide-Install-an...

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/reviews/large/ubuntubegi...

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/reviews/large/ubuntubegi...

Easy as pie.

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/reviews/large/ubuntubegi...

20311 packages in the listing.

Edited 2010-06-16 11:04 UTC

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