Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 22:24 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux Installing software on Linux has gotten progressively easier over the years, down to being downright foolproof in Ubuntu's Application Center. However, there is still the problem of each distribution relying on its own frontends and backends, and this needs to be addressed. Members from all the major Linux distributions have held several talks, and have come up with a solution which is already being implemented.
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RE: Will never happen
by aaronb on Thu 27th Jan 2011 18:39 UTC in reply to "Will never happen"
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Well, it looks like people from different distributions have got together and thrashed out some ideas that will make it easier to install applications.

They have decided to try and use software that is already in use by many users, which makes it more feasible than starting from scratch.

Remember, if this works out well, it will make it easier to install open source software as well as closed source software.

All in all, just the fact that they are working together is encouraging!

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