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Network Stability Resource: Linux Software Installation

Jan 11, 2006, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Smyth)

"In the beginning there was make, and sysadmins saw it was good. For everyone else in the world, other solutions were needed. I speak of course about getting software from word of mouth to something tangible on your system. One of the single largest problems that hindered the adaptation of Linux since the dawn of time was the problem of software installation.

"In the early days of Linux, there was no room for installation. You used what came with your distribution or built it yourself, if you couldn't build it, nuts to you..."

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