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New package installer system for 3rd party vendors


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Debian founder Ian Murdock has written an article about the current problems of Linux software installation for independent vendors. And software installation problem from the users point of view. And a possible solution in part 2.

Software installation on Linux: Today, it sucks (part 1)

Software installation on Linux: Tomorrow, it won’t (with some cooperation) (part 2)

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The complaint about installing software is correct. I also recognize that "ease of use" means "breach of security." So if that is known, surely a new methodology can take that into account! In a way, not doing this would limit development, and no one wants to do that. It would limit development in that new software is only good if it is also used. And that means used by everyone, including normal people. (read: not geeks) I make jokes about a working computer, but I drive my wife crazy because I am constantly fiddling with my machine, and breaking it. The average user wants to install new software without feeling like they are in an advanced tech experiment. (That is how they look at it!)

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