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Linux and Main: A Linux Application That Isn't

Apr 29, 2003, 09:00 (14 Talkback[s])

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"Given the proliferation of Linux software (as any pass through SourceForge or the CDs in a modern Linux distribution demonstrates), it's surprising to find one application category for which there appears to be no entry, none at all.

"We're talking about a console menu application. It is potentially so useful that it's surprising that one doesn't exist.

"As distributions increasingly make modifications to core subsystems such as XFree86, users who perform interim upgrades (even, in one case reported to us, through use of the distribution's own automatic upgrade service) are more likely to find themselves unable to open a graphical desktop, sometimes even to log in at all, if the error takes place before xdm/kdm/gdm starts..."

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