I suppose it's complex in the way I've never had to use commands like that,
I've always been used to GUI's, and everything Windows based is called
It's almost like when someone tells me to run a command on cmd.exe. The only
decent command I know is exit. The rest is basically typing in filenames and
watching them open in the windows form for me. LOL.
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From: "Thomas Ward" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] USA Games News 8/20/2008
> What is so complex about typing in an install command like
> sudo apt-get install package name?
> What that command does is it requests package x from the Ubuntu package
> service, goes out to the web finds the package, downloads, and installs
> it without any further questions or input from you in most cases.
> What I like about Linux package managers like apt-get is it recognizes
> that some required dependancy is missing and will automatically attempt
> to retrieve it and install it from the Ubuntu package pool on the web
> before proceeding with the install. When you uninstall a package you can
> optionally have it remove not only the app, but have it pull any
> dependancies that are not being shared by other applications. I can
> assure you in this respect Linux add and remove processes tend to be
> more stable and slick than Microsoft setup installer installations.
> However, as I did mention there are a few different package managers out
> there besides dpkg so creating your own custom installer using Python,
> c++, etc might be easier than making different packages for different
> Linux operating systems.
> Damien Sadler wrote:
>> Wow, Linux sounds complex! I was thinking of starting to use it, but I
>> realised I'd have to switch to something like C++ or Java or Python, and
>> looking at those installation instructions...
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