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LinuxPlanet: GNOME on the Road; Rolling out the Red Carpet

Nov 20, 2000, 14:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"Red Carpet is slated for release in January, and it offers a subscription-based tool for keeping track of software, installing new packages, and making sure all dependencies between packages are met. In addition, Red Carpet will offer the opportunity to undo operations on packages, meaning if you accidentally remove a whole slew of packages as the result of one of those occasional nightmare dependency chains, it will be fairly easy to get them all back and put things back to normal...."

"Since the bulk of my week was spent at COMDEX, the big priority was switching from my ordinary desktop use to managing everything I needed to deal with from my laptop. Between getting pictures from the convention floor, keeping the appointments I was handling on my Handspring Visor straight with my laptop, managing my e-mail, and keeping Internet connections easy to work with, had a lot to do and GNOME had something for everything I was dealing with."

"The challenge with working from a new laptop lies in coming up with tools that will work with a minimum of fuss on short notice, and without the luxury of time that comes with being able to tinker with things from the comfort of your own home."

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