Fedora Coverstory in Linux Format
tmz at pobox.com
Thu Nov 16 15:20:35 UTC 2006
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Ian Malone wrote:
> It occurred to me just after posting that what Ubuntu does
> really well (especially for new people who don't know what
> to expect and don't have anything they know they want to
> set up) is a painless installation. That's actually what that
> table tells you:
> 1 CD
> Most packages to get stuff going available on that CD.
> Easy access to extra repos after install, rather than manually
> adding them at the command line.
Well, Extras is enabled by default, so there's no need at all to add
that. And for repos like Livna or FreshRPMS, it is generally quite
easy to browse to the site and click on the respective -release rpm.
That should open up the software installer GUI and handle setting up
the repo with no command line use at all.
It just seems easier to explain to people to run a command than to say
"go here, go there, click this and then that..." (at least to me).
And I'd wager that there are still a pretty heavy amount of us who
really like the command line. ;)
> Friendlier and more responsive (vs my FC5 experience) GUI for
> getting new packages.
In my experience that's true as well. Operations on a debian-based
package database are noticeably faster, though yum continues to
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