Linked by Andrew Youll on Tue 19th Jul 2005 15:57 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews PC-BSD 0.7.8 has been released and I also recently conducted an interview with PC-BSD Project leader Kris Moore.
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RE[6]: Looks awesome
by jziegler on Wed 20th Jul 2005 07:44 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Looks awesome"
jziegler
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2005-07-14

It's an undeniable fact that software installation under WIndows is easier. In fact, that concept started with NeXT, not Windows, so be cool everybody!

any other arguments than emotional? i already mentioned the problem with upgrading packages. it has an O(n) time cost, compared to O(1) for a system with package management.

it is similar with installing the first time. compare:
* download firefoxe bundle
* drag&drop it somewhere
* download thunderbird bundle
* drag&drop it somewhere
* download gaim bundle
* drag&drop it somewhere
* download gvim bundle
* drag&drop it somewhere
* download gimp bundle
* drag&drop it somewhere
* download openoffice.org
...

to:
* start package manager
* select gimp, gvim, gaim, thunderbird, firefox, OO.o
* click install

yes. the second option requires a central repository and the user learning a different way to do things.

however, i would not equate "don't know something" to "something is more difficult".

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