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Linux Looks to Apple Model

Feb 02, 2011, 16:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)

"Surely there must be a way of making the process of installing and removing software in Linux suck less?

"The fact that it is so painful is one of the major barriers to the open source operating system's more widespread adoption: Messing about with repos, or -- heaven forbid -- compiling source code, is not exactly what most normal people choose to do with their spare time. Compared to the fairly straightforward process of double-clicking a Windows installer file, or the seamless experience of choosing an app from Apple's App Store, installing an application in Linux can be quite an ordeal.

"The good news is that the end may be in sight for end users subjected to the tyranny of config files and the whole make install malarkey. That's because work is well under way toward a Linux equivalent of Apple's App Store that will work with pretty much every major distro."

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