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Building a Linux App Store: Can You Help?

Jun 30, 2009, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"For moderately experienced Linux enthusiasts, most software is a stone's throw away. But even the more experienced desktop Linux users have been known to discover a new application from the most inconvenient sources.

"Often these discoveries take place long after the user has given up locating such an application when they needed it most. Where this becomes truly problematic is when the application was available from the software repositories used with the user's own distro all along. Yet the app went totally unheard of because the user didn't know which category it was featured in!

"This is hardly an isolated incident, mind you. I can count at least seven individuals who I know personally who have been in this situation. Is it office, business or communication related? Also, how is the performance rated? So many questions – often going unanswered."

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