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Comment by kurkosdr
by kurkosdr on Thu 25th Apr 2013 16:45 UTC
kurkosdr
Member since:
2011-04-11

Vmware is after all a third party proprietary app you had to install from outside the repos.

It's not a walled garden, honest. It's not a walled garden, honest.

But if you want software the repo doorkeepers don't like (proprietary), you have to go "at your own risk". Riight. Same for GPU drivers.

(here come the downvotes from linuxeros)

Edited 2013-04-25 16:56 UTC

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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by Alfman on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:12 in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

kurkosdr,

That's just trolling. He exercised his right to install 3rd party software, which he wouldn't have gotten at all in a walled garden. The point was that the responsibility for 3rd party software quality assurance lies with you, the end user, or the 3rd party software vendor. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just the simple fact of the matter.

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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by Neolander on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:20 in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

+1 from a linuxero who thinks that over-reliance on the repository system is one of the main issues of the Linux world.

In my dream OS, the repository system would only serve to store a collection of well-trusted, "Editor's pick" software in a single centralized place. Packages would be perfectly standalone, relying only on system libraries, and of course secure: nothing like Windows installers, demanding to run arbitrary code with admin privilege just to copy a bunch of files to a given place on disk.

Mac OS X actually got pretty close to that with the bundle system. That's one of the things which I used to like about that OS, before Gatekeeper came around in 10.8, announcing the start of a gradual deprecation of decentralized software distribution.

Edited 2013-04-25 17:26 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by kurkosdr
by moondevil on Thu 25th Apr 2013 19:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by kurkosdr"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

You mean like it used to be in MS-DOS, Amiga and Atari days? ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by kurkosdr
by Delgarde on Fri 26th Apr 2013 02:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by kurkosdr"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

+1 from a linuxero who thinks that over-reliance on the repository system is one of the main issues of the Linux world.


This isn't really a problem with the repo system though... it's a problem with trying to run 3rd-party software that hasn't been tested/certified on the new version of the OS you're running.

Pretty much any big commercial software provider would be laughing at you if you ask for help running their applications on an unsupported OS. At best, they'll tell you to wait until they've certified it themselves, or they'll charge you big money for doing the certification ahead of schedule. Just try dealing with Oracle on something like this...

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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by Soulbender on Fri 26th Apr 2013 01:35 in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It's not a walled garden, honest. It's not a walled garden, honest.


You speak of a walled garden but I don't think you know what it really means.

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