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ONLamp: InstallShield Under Linux

Aug 06, 2004, 00:15 (9 Talkback[s])
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"In his latest blog post, Andy Oram discusses InstallShield's presence at LinuxWorld and how their software is drawing interest from other commercial software vendors as a way to install their programs under Linux. I would argue that Linux already has a better solution, and that vendors would do better to do it 'the Linux way' than try to shoehorn the flawed solution Windows users have to deal with.

"InstallShield is supposed to solve the problem of program installation so that you simply run 'setup.exe' in whatever form, it presents you with some 'next' buttons to click, and the app is installed. Of course, if you want to update, you can't use InstallShield for that..."

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