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[News] GNU/Linux Application Management is Excellent, Driver Gripes Passe

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Application Management is Excellent, Driver Gripes Passe
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2010 21:44:07 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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The Brilliance Of Linux Package Management

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| As this article rightfully points out, 
| Linux package management is brilliant. 
| Best of all, the process of installing or 
| updating can be as simple or as complex, 
| as youâd like to make it. For most 
| people, updating is a matter of setting 
| it and forgetting it. Others might perfer 
| to do this manually from a CLI instead.
| However you care to slice it, todayâs 
| modern Linux distros make software and 
| update packages brain-dead simple. Anyone 
| who still makes the claim that Linux 
| relies on the user being able to compile 
| stuff, is not being entirely forthcoming. 
| In all of the years Iâve used Linux, I 
| have had to compile a package four times. 
| Each time it was for a very new driver 
| module. Nothing more.

What Do Broadcom Drivers Mean for Linux Uptake?

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| The early to mid 2000s were good years 
| for Linux. The influx of cash and general 
| interest from major enterprise players 
| like IBM, Oracle and Novell gave the 
| flagship free software operating system 
| an incredible boost in terms of 
| popularity and 
| -- more importantly -- adoption.
| But there was a dark side to Linux in 
| those days. It was not spoken of widely, 
| save for whispered mutterings in back-
| room Birds of a Feather meetings at 
| LinuxWorld. It was something That Was Not 
| Spoken, yet everyone who dealt with Linux 
| for any length of time knew the penguin's 
| dark secret.



Do Package Managers Spoil Us?

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| 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

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| 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

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| 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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