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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by anarchisttomato on Sun 30th Jan 2011 13:53 UTC
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I'm sure some people here will highlight the inherent flaws of this idea, but I can see that many others can see its benefit (or should I say, necessity). The non-PC masses have become used to the concept of app stores, in the likes of the iOS app store, the Playstation network, even Android has an app store, and one could (at a stretch) argue that that's a Linux distro anyway.

Valve saw the need for an app store early on with Steam, and while I hated it early on, I think most users - including myself - pragmatically realised the need for a PC app store as well and eventually ran with it.

Times are changing, software installation's always been my least favourite part of Linux, and this is really the only way we can move forward. Bring it on, and forget the nerds.

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