"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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