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The Great Debate Over a Linux Standard Package Format

May 15, 2009, 21:47 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"Speaking of the battle with Redmond -- and strategies for victory -- an interesting conversation arose when TuxRadar recently asked the question, "Do we need a standard package format?"

"A virtual stampede of more than 120 comments greeted the question on TuxRadar before it was picked up on Digg as well.

""No," wrote person-b in the comments following the TuxRadar post. "Nobody needs a unified format. Everybody should just use 'alien' to convert packages to their native format if the owners can't be bothered to package it properly.""

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