RH recommends using Windows?

Noah Silva [Mailing list] nsilva-list at aoi.atari-source.com
Tue Nov 4 17:05:47 UTC 2003


"Click Click" isn't exactly hard on linux either.  Someone who knows what
he is doing can make binary RPMs.  With YUM officially supported, it
becomes as simple as adding a channel like "bob's mplayer channel" (even
if it stays out of "fedora", and selecting a package to install.  Even my
girlfriend installs stuff on linux (mainly though red-carpet).

The problem is the 3rd party things that have very generic (non RPM, non
Debian) installers like: flash, java, etc.  These things, free or not,
need to end up being easier to set up (or set up by default).

Think about it: Crossover and winx are entire businesses based around
"making it easier".  Plain wine can do the same things, as they both put
their changes back into CVS...  Even RHEL is in a similar situation..
anyone can download and compiles it.. but who is going to do that?

 -- noah silva

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Albert DE WINT wrote:

> Op di 04-11-2003, om 17:28 schreef Eric Wood:
> > http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39117575,00.htm
> >
> > Man, has RH really lost that much confidence in Fedora?
>
> It's rather a question of confidence in the 'average' consumer.  It
> takes more than a few mouse clicks to install, let's say an nVidia
> driver, or to get a sound card working.
>
> BTW, I've never been able to watch DVD 'out of the box', neither on
> Mandrake, nor on HD9.  I know it's a all just matter of plug-ins and
> codecs.  So, maybe I should try harder.  But that's exactly the point!
>
> My 10 year old kid happily runs DVD's on software he installed himself,
> running Windows (click - click)  There's definately some work to be done
> for linux in general (
> >
> > -eric wood
> >
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