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Kicking tires in the Moblin Garage

Sep 30, 2009, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The Installer is one of those admirable system administration tools that aspires toward great simplicity. Why should maintaining a system be complex?

"In terms of helping novice users find popular apps, it reminds me a little of the cool GoPlay, GoLearn, GoXYZ tool added to Debian Lenny (albeit without the screenshot links and detailed metadata). In terms of package install interfaces, it reminds me more than a little of GNOME's popular Synaptic manager, down to the need to refresh package lists from time to time, configure repositories, and so on.

"Yet, if the Installer resembles Synaptic, it's a younger, more svelte version yet to gain a sparetire of gratuitous functionality (whatever did we do, before we could customize the color coding of our Synaptic package status info? GNOME is getting more KDE-like all the time)."

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