Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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Finalzone
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2005-07-06

The first point you make is about the name again?

The only point you make is about RPM and i have to say that I haven't got a good RPM knowledge after 2002.

But, I have looked at how RPM distros manage their packages. No matter how good RPM has become I have yet to see an RPM-based package manager beat even synaptic in practice.


Ahem, Synaptic is a frontend for apt. SUSE uses zipper, Mandriva/Maiega uses urpmi and Fedora and its variants yum. Once again, you fall into the trap comparing rpm with apt.

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stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

"I have yet to see an RPM-based package manager beat even synaptic in practice." - me

I said I can't comment on specifics of RPM and I haven't. The simple act of using packages managers on RPM distros is painful.

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