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[News] What GNU/Linux Should be and How Package Managers Advance the Goal

  • Subject: [News] What GNU/Linux Should be and How Package Managers Advance the Goal
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 00:54:26 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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What IS Linux (and what it should be)?

,----[ Quote ]
| But there is a bigger issue at hand for 
| Linux â than just the stigma of its past. 
| With regards to society at large, on a 
| grand-scheme scale, most people donât even 
| know what Linux is. So to the masses Linux 
| would be completely foreign. And those are 
| the people the Linux distributions should 
| be focusing on.


Do Package Managers Spoil Us?

,----[ Quote ]
| Do systems break less with easier resolutions 
| due to package managers? Does it mean that 
| the new user of today wonât be as experienced 
| as the old user of yesterday?
| I think it might.
| Users in the past had to chip away and 
| reassemble with less documentation and no 
| package manager. This meant that the user of 
| yesterday ripped apart systems and packages 
| to discover how they worked and which cogs 
| fit where.



New Ubuntu version makes software installation easy

,----[ Quote ]
| One of new features of the latest version,
| Ubuntu 9.10, which might appeal to an
| average user, is the ease with which the
| software can be added and removed. Some
| users might have found this process
| difficult about Linux distributions
| generally. Ubuntu has been making
| improvements on this front over the years.


Ubuntu 9.10 Software Center: For better or worse

,----[ Quote ]
| The latest Ubuntu release is out, being
| used, and being praised and shot down at
| all points. So far, the vast majority of my
| experiences have been outstanding. The
| hardware recognition is tops, all of the
| interfaces are slick and stable, the boot
| time is getting faster and faster, many
| sound issues have been resolved, and
| software is just as easy to install as it
| has been in the past. Or is it?

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