Linux Looks to Apple Model
Feb 02, 2011, 16:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)
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"Surely there must be a way of making the process of installing
and removing software in Linux suck less?
"The fact that it is so painful is one of the major barriers to
the open source operating system's more widespread adoption:
Messing about with repos, or -- heaven forbid -- compiling source
code, is not exactly what most normal people choose to do with
their spare time. Compared to the fairly straightforward process of
double-clicking a Windows installer file, or the seamless
experience of choosing an app from Apple's App Store, installing an
application in Linux can be quite an ordeal.
"The good news is that the end may be in sight for end users
subjected to the tyranny of config files and the whole make install
malarkey. That's because work is well under way toward a Linux
equivalent of Apple's App Store that will work with pretty much
every major distro."