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Linux.com: Linux: Governing Principle

Aug 08, 2000, 00:06 (18 Talkback[s])
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"The fact is, it's a huge convenience to be able to find all of your needed updates at 'www.microsoft.com'. Or anywhere, for that matter. Linux users have no such luxury, yet."

"...I'll bet that a database-independant search would go far as as well. Imagine being able to head to one website, and being able to harvest search results indexed from more than one server. Even if the results are not all in the same place, you can at least reach them all from one place."

"Also, the installations should be more generic, therefore interchangeable as well. For example, to install the Xfstt (X Font Server for TrueTypes), you have to 'make && make install'. For most other programs, you must './configure; make; make install', and for the Kernel you must 'make config; make bzImage; make dep; make modules; make modules_install' on an i386-based machine, with possibly more steps depending on what you're installing."

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