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Linux Magazine: klik: True Click-and-Run Software

Oct 25, 2005, 08:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Granneman)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Debian’s APT makes installing software a breeze: you just run apt-get update&&apt-get upgrade to download and install the latest versions of all your software, or apt-get install widget to install widget on your machine. Pretty easy and painless. But now there’s something available that’s even easier and more painless: klik.

"APT is cool, but it still has a few limitations, as do all other software install methods on Linux. For instance, software installation often requires root access, which you may not have. And although Linux is certainly far better than Windows, where an install 'vomits' files all over the system, you still often end up with files in /usr/bin, /usr/lib, /usr/share, /etc, /home, /bin, and who knows where else when you put a new program on your distro..."

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