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[News] The Strengths of Less Simplified Operating Systems

  • Subject: [News] The Strengths of Less Simplified Operating Systems
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 22:52:03 +0100
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The Linux Desktop - The View from LinuxCon

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| Clearly IT, especially those in the desktop space, is 
| looking at, if not an inflection point, then certainly 
| the beginning of sea change. There is no question that 
| the definition of a desktop is undergoing a change as 
| more and more companies rethink the necessity to put a 
| machine under each desk. Data breaches, maintenance 
| costs, changing device preferences and increased 
| connection speeds are making us consider the solutions 
| we are asked to present; as maintenance and installation 
| costs become the long pole in the budget tent, anything 
| that we can do to shorten that pole is good. And a Linux 
| desktop, whatever that means, is certainly going to play 
| a big role providing those solutions.


Should Operating Systems Be Intuitive?

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| How do operating systems and breastfeeding figure in the 
| same discussion? One is intuitive and the other isn't -- 
| or neither is, or both ought to be, depending on your 
| point of view (and perhaps how your mother fed you).


Those who want just an appliance can acquire a console....

Linux Outlaws 112 - PS3 Gaming Special



Ubuntu to make Linux application installation idiot proof

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| There's really nothing that hard about installing programs on Linux. Anyone
| who still uses shell commands like say, "apt-get install
| some-program-or-the-other," is doing so because they want to do it that way,
| not because they have to. Programs like Debian and Ubuntu's Synaptic,
| Fedora's yum or openSUSE's YaST makes installing programs little more than a
| matter of point and click. Still, some people have trouble, so Ubuntu is
| reviving a dusty, old project, AppCenter so that anyone can install Linux
| programs.

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