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[3]: attendees
by avgalen on Fri 28th Jan 2011 06:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: attendees"
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I see Linux being used in 3 places:
embedded OS (hardly ever gets updated, so no repository needed, let alone an appstore)
server OS (updates sometimes come from a repository but not always and an appstore is not needed)
"Grandma's Desktop OS" (or more commonly refered to as "Geek OS"/"No virus OS"/"Cheap OS" where this article is all about

Indeed a small part, but the only part relevant here

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